Napa, California—August 29, 2017—Due to the extreme flooding affecting counties in Texas and Louisiana, The Doctors Company announced that it will adjust policy cancellation due dates and premium installment due dates for its members practicing in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Adjustments will be made on a weekly basis to ensure there is no break in coverage for those members unable to make their payments due to the devastating effects of the storm.
Impacted areas in Texas include the following counties: Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Willacy, and Wilson.
In Louisiana, impacted areas include the following parishes: Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vermillion.
As effects of the storm spread, The Doctors Company will include other impacted areas where members will receive adjustments. Members who practice in these areas, as well as their agents, should contact their underwriter with any questions.
“We are saddened by the disaster that has occurred in Texas and Louisiana and will do everything we can to assist our affected members,” said Bill Fleming, chief operating officer, The Doctors Company. “Once the storm waters have subsided, our underwriters will continue to work with any member who was unable to make policy payments because of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.”
The Doctors Company is also encouraging its employees to volunteer and to financially assist victims through qualified nonprofit organizations of their choosing.
About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company takes the mal out of malpractice insurance by helping practices of all sizes manage the complexities of today’s healthcare environment—with expert guidance, resources, and coverage. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 80,000 members and over $4 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings. To learn more about data-driven insights and to stay up to date on industry trends, follow and subscribe to The Doctors Company on Twitter (@doctorscompany), YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.