FEATURE

A Divided Electorate, Divisive Candidates: Election 2024

Pollster Bill McInturff teases the subtleties of the 2024 electorate and election in advance of his presentation at the MPL Association Conference on May 9 in Washington, D.C.

By Amy Buttell


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FEBRUARY 2024
FEATURE

Fellows Gain Insight into an MPL Industry in Flux

During the past two years, the Fellows Leadership Program participants have gained a valuable perspective on the MPL industry, deepened their connections with colleagues, and enhanced their understanding of the commonality of MPL issues around the globe.

By Amy Buttell


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FEBRUARY 2024
TECH TALK

Prepare for MPL Insurance Industry Disruption

Advanced analytics, including generative AI, are disrupting insurance underwriting. As new entrants promise to disrupt the traditional MPL market, how can established MPL insurers use new data and analytics to transform their business and achieve elusive profitability?

By Gene Boerger


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JANUARY 2024
FEATURE

The State of the MPL Market: Claim Severity Rises, Policy Price Increases Moderate

The MPL Association’s new publication, “Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sector Report: 2023 Midyear Financial Performance,” examines three key financial metrics of the MPL insurance industry: losses, pricing, and written premium growth.

By Amy Buttell


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JANUARY 2024
INT'L PERSPECTIVE

Providing Quality End of Life Care

Physicians and patients alike find treatment decisions can become particularly difficult in end-of-life care. This article from the Canadian Medical Protective Association provides guidance to healthcare professionals and others during this challenging stage.

By The Canadian Medical Protective Association


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JANUARY 2024
DATA SHARING PROJECT

Family Medicine and Internal Medicine

The MPL Association Data Sharing Project has created a highlight focusing on the more than 4,700 closed claims and lawsuits involving family medicine and internal medicine doctors between 2017 and 2021. This includes indemnity payments, average defense expenses, and top allegations.


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DECEMBER 2023
FEATURE

MPL Cases: What Are the Primary Drivers of High-indemnity Medical Malpractice Claims?

A study by The Doctors Company investigates high-dollar medical professional liability litigation and illustrates how reducing diagnostic errors is paramount to enhancing patient safety and mitigating loss costs.

By Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD, and Kathrine Soulsby, RN, BSN


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DECEMBER 2023
FEATURE

AM Best Revises Outlook on US Medical Professional Liability Segment to Stable

AM Best revised its outlook on the US medical professional liability insurance segment to stable from negative, citing several factors, which are outlined in this article from Medical Liability Monitor.


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DECEMBER 2023
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Federal Administrative Actions Impact MPL

While MPL-related legislative activity has shifted heavily from the federal environment to the states, the same cannot be said for all regulatory activity. In this article, the Association’s Mike Stinson writes that more and more federal administrative decisions are having ramifications for those who seek to protect health professionals from liability claims.

By Michael C. Stinson


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NOVEMBER 2023
INT'L PERSPECTIVE

3 Strategies for Dealing with Angry Patients

While most patients are extremely appreciative of the healthcare they receive, there are a few who express anger or hostility. Dr. Susan Hertzberg of Avant Mutual Group discusses strategies that can be implemented to reduce and manage instances of patient aggression.

By Dr. Susan Hertzberg


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NOVEMBER 2023
ASSET SIDE

Analyzing the Investment Profile of MPL Insurers through the Lens of Risk and Reward

MPL insurers have a unique liability profile, setting them apart from the broader property and casualty industry. How have they adapted their investment profile in response to the evolving capital market landscape?

By Phil Lee and Eric Huang


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NOVEMBER 2023
FEATURE

The Elite Athlete Liability Crisis—Finding a Fair Solution When a Perfect One Doesn’t Exist

Recent MPL verdicts and settlements have exposed the enormous financial risk that physicians and health systems incur when treating elite athletes. Read about UPMC’s attempt to develop an approach that strikes a fair balance between elite athletes and healthcare providers.


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NOVEMBER 2023
FEATURE

How Patient Engagement Contributes to MPL Claims

A recent study by Coverys offers potential areas of focus to increase patient engagement to assist providers and healthcare organizations to reduce the likelihood of a related claim and improve healthcare outcomes, patient compliance, self-efficacy, and return-on-investment.


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NOVEMBER 2023
FEATURE

Women in Insurance

Six MPL insurance professionals discuss forging opportunities, leading with intention, and creating space for the next generation of female leaders in this empowering and insightful article.

By Amy Buttell


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NOVEMBER 2023