The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2024
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Exclusive Corporate Sponsor of the California Medical Association

The California Medical Association (CMA), representing nearly 50,000 physicians, has chosen The Doctors Company, part of TDC Group, as its exclusive medical professional liability insurance company (MPLI) corporate sponsor.

“We are honored to be the exclusive MPLI corporate sponsor of the California Medical Association. We are steadfastly committed to supporting the medical profession in California and continue to empower physicians and advance healthcare excellence in our home state,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group. “CMA and The Doctors Company share an abiding commitment to advance the practice of good medicine.”

CMA members are eligible for many offerings from The Doctors Company. The Doctors Company offers members competitive rates for medical malpractice insurance, aggressive defense, expert patient safety tools and programs, access to its risk management program, and a range of coverage options for physicians. CMA members who become insured by policies of The Doctors Company can also benefit from the Tribute® Plan, which financially rewards physicians for their loyalty and commitment to superior patient care.

TDC Group Leaders on the Future of Healthcare

Experts and leaders at TDC Group have revealed their predictions for the U.S. healthcare system in a new white paper titled “What U.S. Healthcare Will Look Like in 2033.”

The report forecasts how healthcare will change in the next 10 years based on pressing issues such as the pandemic, consolidation, social inflation, patient-centered care, AI, and big data.

NJ PURE: Exclusive Agreement With TDC RRG

NJ Physicians United Reciprocal Exchange (NJ PURE) recently announced it has exited from the medical malpractice insurance marketplace and entered into a relationship designed to offer its insureds access to a leading A rated medical liability carrier with The Doctors Company Risk Retention Group (RRG), an affiliate of The Doctors Company.

“We made this difficult decision after thoughtful deliberation and careful evaluation of our options; it was our top priority to identify an alternative insurer with the same core beliefs and principles,” said Eric S. Poe, Esq., CPA, Chief Executive Officer of NJ PURE. “Protecting physicians has been a professional and personal mission for over 21 years, and The Doctors Company and its subsidiaries have a long history of outstanding member service, claims defense, physician advocacy, and financial strength—making the company the ideal choice for this transition.”

Don’t Miss Out on Your Tribute Plan Benefit

The Tribute Plan rewards member loyalty and commitment to superior patient care by providing a significant financial award on retirement from the practice of medicine. Awards may also be distributed in the event of a member’s death or permanent disability while insured by The Doctors Company. In the event of a member’s death, we distribute the award balance to the member’s estate—unless we have a completed Tribute Plan Beneficiary Designation form on file.

To ensure that your award goes to your chosen beneficiary, we encourage you to send us a completed designation form. You can designate multiple beneficiaries and change your designations at any time by submitting a new form. Download a PDF of the form. If you have questions or need assistance, contact your agent, call Member Services at (800) 421-2368, or email us at

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The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

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