Looking for Ways to Maintain Medical Practice Independence? MGIS Provides Helpful Tips for Physicians

More than half of current MDs are searching for ways to maintain autonomy; insurance coverage is a key place to start

Looking for Ways to Maintain Medical Practice Independence? MGIS Provides Helpful Tips for Physicians

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While the number of independent physicians continues to decline – down to an estimated 40 percent nationally – the majority of those remaining want to find ways to stay that way. Insurance – from malpractice to liability – can be a major cause of concern for independent physicians. (MGIS), the nation’s leading provider of insurance products and services designed specifically for physicians, has developed a list of eight tips to help physicians maintain autonomy:

“Independentphysicians will continue to be an important part of our healthcare fabric and we need to provide viable, proven options to help those who want to retain their autonomy,” notes Jeff Brunken, president of MGIS. “Ensuring their practice is fully protected against malpractice, liability and disability is an important piece of a world-class foundation that will enable them to focus on continuing to practice medicine the way they choose.”

The MGIS Companies, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of insurance products and services specifically for physicians. For more than 43 years the company has provided specialized group disability insurance, medical-professional liability insurance, and practice improvement ancillary products and services to more than 10,000 physician groups, 900,000 group members, and 300,000 physicians nationwide. The MGIS group disability policies are backed by Sun Life Financial®, one of the largest and highest-rated insurance companies in North America. The MGIS medical-professional liability insurance policies are backed by Freedom Specialty Insurance Company, a Nationwide® Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. With a rich tradition of service excellence, MGIS works exclusively through local brokers and benefit advisors to provide the ultimate in personalized, physician-focused insurance services. For more information visit our website .

American Medical News, June 24, 2013. Independence comes at a price many doctors still willing to pay. Available at

2013 Report on U.S. Physicians’ Financial Preparedness, AMA Insurance.

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