The Doctors Company Assists Members Impacted by Hurricane Idalia
Napa, California— September 12, 2023—Due to disruption to member medical practices from Hurricane Idalia and consistent with direction from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, The Doctors Company will adjust policy cancellation and premium installment due dates for its Florida members in counties listed in the Request for Major Disaster Declaration. Additional counties may be added upon damage assessments.
The automatic premium payment grace period for affected Florida members runs from September 1, 2023, to October 31, 2023. The grace period is provided without interest or penalty to allow practitioners to care for patients and attend to their practices in the storm’s aftermath.
Florida members in affected counties should contact their agent or Member Services at (800) 421-2368 with any questions. The counties in the Major Disaster Declaration are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, and Wakulla.
“We will do everything we can to assist our affected members,” said Deepika Srivastava, Executive Vice President of MPL and TDC Group Shared Services. “Once Hurricane Idalia and its effects have passed, our underwriters will continue to work with any member who was unable to make policy payments because of the hurricane and its aftermath.”
The Doctors Company is also encouraging its employees to volunteer and financially assist victims through qualified nonprofit organizations of their choosing.
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