News and Events

June 2020 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Illinois/Indiana, Nevada, and Southeast Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in June. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.
Ob-Gyn Risk Alliance Online Seminar Website Changing July 1-2
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Starting Wednesday, July 1, the OBRA online seminar website will be changing from GNOSIS to Relias. The seminar website will be temporarily unavailable July 1.
Medicare Provider Relief Funds
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On April 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released the first portion of a stimulus fund intended to provide financial relief to healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While health care providers were not required to apply for the funds in order to receive the initial payments, there are terms and conditions associated with each provider’s eligibility to retain the funds and how they may be spent.
May 2020 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Midwest, and Texas Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in May. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.
Spring 2020 Key Considerations
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ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish a Key Considerations for Healthcare Organizations newsletter annually. We mailed the Emergency Preparedness and Management in Your Healthcare Organization issue to ProAssurance hospital and large facility policyholders today, May 15.
New State Guidelines for Returning to Practice
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As states move to reopen businesses, many have issued more specific guidance for healthcare providers. Visit ProAssurance’s State Guidelines for Returning to Practice page—part of our COVID-19 Information Center.
REMINDER: Confidential Coaching for COVID-19 Stress
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COVID-19-related stress affects every physician and practice differently. During the pandemic, ProAssurance-insured physicians and their practice staff can receive confidential, non-reportable coaching at no additional cost. Winning Focus, Inc.™, a leader in physician stress reduction and support, delivers highly effective tools and insights for greater resilience.
NEW Sample Telehealth Consent Form Available
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A new sample telehealth consent form is now available in the Secure Services Portal (SSP). To access the form, along with a full library of other sample forms, checklists, and letters, sign in to the ProAssurance SSP, then select “Sample Forms, Checklists, and Letters” from the “Risk Management” menu.
NEW COVID-19: Returning to Practice Guide
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Many physicians are preparing to return to more normal practice levels after disruption by the pandemic. ProAssurance’s COVID-19: Returning to Practice Guide is a frequently updated, online resource to help physicians safely prepare their practices and their employees to mitigate ongoing COVID-19 risks.
Public Loss Prevention Seminars Cancelled through 2020
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To help limit the spread of COVID-19, ProAssurance is cancelling public loss prevention seminars for physicians and practice administration professionals through 2020.
April 2020 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Alabama, and Mid-Atlantic Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in April. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.
Confidential Support for COVID-19 Stress
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ProAssurance-insured physicians can now receive confidential coaching and support for COVID-19-related stress at no additional cost for the duration of the pandemic. This is an extension of the confidential, specialized services ProAssurance already makes available to insured physicians who are coping with the stresses of medical malpractice litigation.
New Online Seminar "Hindsight 2020"
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The medical professional liability industry is currently experiencing an increase in the severity of jury verdicts. Jurors are instructed not to base their verdicts on what was learned or discovered later. While jurors are not permitted to use hindsight in arriving at their decisions, they often do.
ProAssurance COVID-19 Information Center and Online Services
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ProAssurance COVID-19 Information Center and Online Services During the pandemic, we encourage ProAssurance agents and customers to visit ProAssurance.com/COVID-19 for frequently updated medical liability and service information.
March 2020 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Florida/Georgia, and Wisconsin Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in March. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.
COVID-19 Memo From ProAssurance Chief Medical Officer
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A summary of COVID-19 infection control to mitigate the spread of Novel Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) from ProAssurance's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hayes V. Whiteside.
February 2020 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Central US, and Michigan/Ohio Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in February. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.
The February 2020 Cyber ProVisions
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The February 2020 Cyber edition of ProVisions was mailed this week to ProAssurance agents.
Vital Signs Newsletter Moving to the Website
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In 2020, Vital Signs will be sent via email and posted to our secure website for insureds. Insureds, policyholders, and appointed agents can subscribe to receive email notifications when a new Vital Signs is available.
Winter 2020 Medical Risk Resource Advisor Newsletter
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ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish the Medical Risk Resource Advisor newsletter annually. We mailed the “Is Your Practice Cyber Secure?” issue to ProAssurance-insured physicians February 12.
January 2020 Market Cycle ProVisions
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The January 2020 “Market Cycle” ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure services portal (SSP).
December 2019 Giving Back ProVisions
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The December 2019 “Giving Back” ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure services portal (SSP).
Attend Medmarc's "Year in Review" Webinar Today
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Life sciences risk managers, attend today’s Medmarc "Annual Webinar on Litigation and Claims Trends for the Life Sciences Industry” at 2 PM ET.
November Senior Care ProVisions
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The November 2019 “Senior Care” ProVisions, our monthly ProAssurance healthcare professional liability newsletter for agents, was emailed this week and is posted to the secure services portal (SSP).
October 2019 Comment Newsletters
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Risk Resource’s Alabama, and Mid-Atlantic Comment newsletters were sent to medical professional liability policy physician-insureds in October. Each Comment Risk Resource newsletter provides regional information on legislation, verdicts, and other topics of interest.