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PracticeProtection Now in Florida and Georgia for Physicians

December 22, 2021   PracticeProtection’s subsidiary, Doctors Direct Insurance, Inc. (DDI) is now an admitted carrier in Florida and Georgia and is able to write physician policies in those states.  DDI is an Illinois-domiciled stock insurance company that has been insuring physicians for 15 years.  It is admitted in Alabama, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, …

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Malpractice Insurance for Today’s Physician With Timothy Bone

Do you have insurance for the possibility of malpractice claims?In this podcast, PracticeProtection/DDI’s Vice President of Claims, Tim Bone, unpacks the topic of malpractice insurance with Lauren Oschman and Kameron Helmuth of Vestia Advisors.  Tim discusses what physicians deal with when faced with a malpractice suit, from the psychological impact to the legal proceedings of …

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Doctors Direct – A PracticeProtection Company endorsed by the Illinois Chapter of the Indian American Medical Association

Doctors Direct – A PracticeProtection Company endorsed by the Illinois Chapter of the Indian American Medical Association   OAK PARK, IL, August 3, 2021 – Doctors Direct – A PracticeProtection Company (“DDI”) is pleased to announce that the Illinois Chapter of the Indian American Medical Association (“IAMA”) has endorsement its professional liability insurance program. Suneela …

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Demotech Affirms the Financial Stability Rating® Assigned to Doctors Direct Insurance, Inc.

March 12, 2021: The Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, assigned to Doctors Direct Insurance, Inc. has been affirmed by Demotech, Inc. This level of FSR is assigned to insurers who possess exceptional financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable …

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Update for Illinois Physicians

We wanted to provide you with an update regarding some government action being taken in response to the pandemic. Here (https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/Executive-Orders/ExecutiveOrder2020-19.aspx) is the recently issued Illinois executive order providing protection to healthcare facilities, professionals and volunteers treating patients with coronavirus. Specifically, we would direct your attention to Sections 3, 4 and 5 regarding Civil Liability …

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The $2 Trillion CARES Act and What It Means for Physicians

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  The measure is designed to provide economic relief to the entire country in response to the coronavirus epidemic and the partial shutdown of the economy and nation.  We wanted to bring to your attention some provisions …

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Update Regarding COVID-19 and Telemedicine

Many of our insureds have inquired whether practicing telemedicine will affect their Doctors Direct insurance coverage. In line with recent relaxed guidelines published by the federal authorities for the COVID-19 emergency (see https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html), care may be provided through the use of telemedicine without any change in premium, provided that all relevant state and federal guidelines regarding …

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