Medical Doctor Associates Celebrates Renewal of Occurrence Form Locum Tenens Policy

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Medical Doctor Associates renewed its Occurrence Form professional liability policy for the 10th consecutive year. This speaks greatly to the company’s stability and its ability to provide the highest degree of protection to locum tenens physicians and other medical providers.

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We value long-term relationships and seek them out in our business ventures.

Medical Doctor Associates (MDA) celebrated the renewal of its professional liability policy in the second quarter of 2010. This marked the 10th consecutive year of MDA’s relationship with Medical Protective.

It also marked the 24th consecutive year that MDA has made occurrence form insurance available to locum tenens physicians. During that period, the company has utilized only two liability carriers.

“We value long-term relationships and seek them out in our business ventures,” said Anne Anderson, executive vice president of MDA Holdings, Inc. “This speaks greatly to our stability and affords us the ability to provide the greatest degree of protection available to physicians and other medical providers.”

Ms. Anderson also touted MDA’s ability to provide occurrence form insurance to the medical providers.

“It speaks to the quality of MDA’s selection and recruitment process and the quality of the physicians with which we work,” she said.

“For the physician, occurrence form insurance means that when they leave an assignment, they truly leave the assignment,” Ms. Anderson said. “They do not have to worry about a lapse in malpractice coverage in the event of a claim.”

“With occurrence form insurance, a claim is covered as long as coverage is in place when the incident occurred,” she explained. “Claims-made coverage provides protection only if the incident occurred and the claim is made during the covered policy period.”

“Sometimes that claim can come years later," she said. “Occurrence form insurance takes away the worry for a locum tenens physician and client as to whether an insurance tail has been appropriately purchased or earned.”

MDA is a member of the Cross Country Healthcare family of companies. MDA was founded in 1987 and is one of the largest national medical staffing companies in the country, with specific concentration in physician locum tenens staffing.

Ms. Anderson was quick to praise Medical Protective, noting the company’s long history in professional liability insurance and unique expertise were paramount in MDA’s desire to seek Medical Protective coverage during the past decade.

Medical Protective was founded by physicians in 1899. It and its affiliate MedPro RRG Risk Retention Group continue to be the only dedicated healthcare liability insurers holding the highest financial strength rating of “A++” from independent rating agency A.M. Best.

Medical Protective, a Berkshire Hathaway company, provides coverage for more than 75,000 healthcare providers nationwide.

About MDA
Medical Doctor Associates is a member of the Cross Country Healthcare family of companies. Founded in 1987, MDA is one of the largest national medical staffing companies in the U.S., specializing in physician locum tenens staffing. It is the largest national multi-specialty locum tenens company that offers Occurrence Form malpractice insurance to the providers.

The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with regional offices in Dallas and Denver and satellite offices located throughout the United States. MDA provides recruiting expertise for all physician and allied health specialties.

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