A Member Benefit Program for
the Society of Hospital Medicine
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) offers member benefits for The Doctors Company’s medical malpractice insurance program.
As the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer—and the leading insurer of hospitalists—The Doctors Company has an unparalleled perspective on this emerging specialty. Through key SHM committees and The Doctors Company’s Hospitalist Advisory Board, we work to identify and resolve critical issues in hospital medicine.
Backed by the financial strength of more than $6.9 billion in assets and a membership of 89,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers SHM members expert guidance, resources, and coverage. That’s malpractice insurance without the mal.
Extensive benefits for SHM members
Program discount and credits for qualified members
Members with a favorable claims history receive a program discount of up to 5 percent, and members who remain claims-free may receive an additional credit.
Relentlessly defending you in and out of the courtroom
Your reputation and livelihood are on the line, so we take allegations just as seriously as you do. If a claim is ever made against you, our defense will be uncompromising and our team of member advocates will be there, by your side, supporting you throughout the litigation process.
For members facing litigation, we offer Surviving Litigation Seminars that help doctors master defense tactics, develop sound testimony, and cope with the emotional stress of a claim.
Proactive coverage for today’s practice environment
Our national perspective and local experts enable us to anticipate emerging threats and deliver innovative solutions—for example, our medical liability policy includes cyber liability protection and MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage.
Risk management and patient safety expertise
Members have access to industry-leading patient safety tools and programs tailored to SHM members’ needs, plus free on-demand and live CME.
Members receive our quarterly publication, The Doctor’s Advocate, which contains timely information on patient safety topics, legislative updates, and the latest industry and company news.
We reward members
Unlike commercial insurance companies, which reward shareholders, we’re dedicated to rewarding our members. The Tribute® Plan is an unrivaled financial benefit paid to members at retirement—the highest Tribute award paid to date to is $264,808.
Qualified members receive free tail coverage.
Founded and led by doctors
The physicians we insure are members of our organization, not just policyholders. We are founded and led by physicians—including a physician majority on our Board of Governors.