MedEdge Recognizes Physician Assistants Appreciation Week – And Urges Physician Assistants to Protect Themselves

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Recognizing and Protecting Physician Assistants

MedEdge for Physician Assistants

As we take time this week to appreciate these medical professionals, we also should recognize that, as the number of Physician Assistants across the country increases, so does the number of medical malpractice claims against them.

Every day, the people behind MedEdge insurance solutions work as personal advocates for Physician Assistants, providing them with specialized Professional Liability coverage. Today, MedEdge is proud to salute these medical professionals as part of Physician Assistants Appreciation Week, which runs October 6-12.

“As we take time this week to appreciate these medical professionals, we also should recognize that, as the number of Physician Assistants across the country increases, so does the number of medical malpractice claims against them,” says David Springer, President of NIP Programs. Springer adds “That’s why MedEdge would like to remind Physician Assistants to take time this week to evaluate their professional liability coverage.”

According to Springer, while Physician Assistants are often covered under their employer’s medical malpractice policy, they may not be fully protected when there is a medical malpractice claim. In addition, most employer policies are not portable, so the many Physician Assistants who work more than one job may not be protected in all their workplaces.

MedEdge is a Three-In-One Protection Plan for Physician Assistants that protects their interests, defends their reputation and livelihood, and rewards them with discounts for a good track record. Offered through NIP Programs – a division of NIP Group, Inc. – MedEdge is a budget-friendly entry into personal insurance coverage for Physician Assistants, with coverage options that adjust as their careers grows.

MedEdge features professional liability coverage that goes beyond most traditional coverage, with a blended form inclusive of General Liability, Accident, and Critical (A&H) Illness coverage. The A&H enhancement provides a monetary benefit for many named critical illnesses including Hepatitis C, HIV, Cancer, and even dismemberment. Backed by an A.M. Best “A-rated” insurance carrier, information about MedEdge can be found online at http://www.MedEdge.com.

MedEdge protects Physician Assistants, acting as a personal advocate and fighting to protect their interests and careers with:

  •     Personal coverage and dedicated policy limits
  •     Tools to lower risk, including a robust library of patient safety and risk management materials, guides and tools
  •     A risk management team that is available to help with any situation that might arise
  •     Up-to-date information on new regulations, emerging trends, and information that can help to lower premiums over time

MedEdge also rewards Physician Assistants with discounts for their safe track records and outstanding patient care. Additionally, MedEdge offers discounts for part-time Physician Assistants, students, and recent graduates, working diligently to secure and maintain the best insurance rates and coverage.

MedEdge for Physician Assistants is currently available in all 50 states. A free quote can be obtained from MedEdge by visiting http://www.MedEdge.com or by calling 877- 449-EDGE (or 877-449-3343).

About NIP Programs
NIP Programs, a division of NIP Group, Inc. (http://www.nipgroup.com), is a leading U.S. specialty insurance program manager operating in all 50 states. NIP Group, Inc. is a specialized business insurance and risk management intermediary, ranked among the largest 100 in the United States and providing a wide range of brokerage, underwriting and risk management services to select market segments.

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