covid-19

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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