While the high price of medical malpractice insurance premiums is enough to give most physicians sleepless nights, the problem can become even more pressing should you need to purchase tail coverage. In the past, it was common for tail insurance premiums to be anywhere from two to four times as high as standard malpractice premiums.
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Medical malpractice insurance is a requirement for any kind of practice, but it can also have a massive impact on your earning potential. Many things can affect your insurance rates, including your specialty and type of practice. One of the biggest factors is where you live, since insurers use state averages to help calculate your
Deducting medical malpractice insurance premiums depends on the nature of the taxpaying entity, the taxpayer’s income and the taxpayer’s relation to the insuring party. In general, self-employed physicians who are either owners of a practice or work as independent contractors face fewer difficulties when attempting to deduct medical malpractice insurance premiums on their tax returns.
Physicians save lives and assist people with the treatment they provide. However, patients who feel they are victims of medical mistakes and errors or low quality care sometimes file lawsuits against physicians, who therefore need to be covered by medical malpractice insurance. Medical malpractice insurance policies do not cover all types of medical mistakes and
Medical malpractice insurance offers financial protection to physicians and others in the medical profession when medical errors occur. Similar to other forms of insurance, medical malpractice insurance policies often include liability limits that cap the amount that insurance providers pay out in claims for insured parties during any given period. Liability limits vary from state
Medical malpractice insurance is a must-have for any health care provider, but what happens when you can’t qualify for this necessary insurance due to a history of malpractice claims? With some of the highest rates of medical malpractice claims in the country, New York state health care providers are at a much greater risk of
Over the past few years, economic and regulatory forces have incentivized some health care providers to employ more financially austere measures to lower operating costs. Medical malpractice insurance risk retention groups cater to these individuals and organizations. Thanks to lower capital requirements and less regulations at the state level, risk retention groups are able to
Medical malpractice insurance is essential for protecting a medical provider’s career and assets, but skyrocketing premiums or one-size-fits-all plans can leave practitioners worried about their bottom lines. To fix this problem, an increasing number of practitioners are turning to captive medical malpractice insurance companies, which let doctors create customized plans while protecting their assets and
Malpractice insurance terminology is often daunting, even for seasoned medical professionals. If you’ve ever wished for a cheat sheet to help you parse a medical malpractice insurance policy, you’re in luck. Here we discuss common terms, red flags and types of malpractice policies to help you make informed decisions about your coverage options. Does the
You’re at the pinnacle of your career as one of the best physicians in your area and your field of expertise, and your bustling practice treats plenty of patients who keep your doctor’s office busy every day. Then, out of nowhere, a car accident or other disaster leaves you unable to perform your most basic