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Marketplace Tight for Healthcare Risks Despite New Capacity

Marketplace Tight for Healthcare Risks Despite New Capacity

Healthcare is a diverse industry, ranging from individual practitioners and home health nurses, to ambulatory care centers and integrated systems with revenues in the billions of dollars. The risks along that spectrum also vary widely, but the insurance marketplace for healthcare organizations has been almost uniformly tight. Several insurance companies that underwrote healthcare business for decades have withdrawn from some classes, citing high loss ratios. In their place, new sources of capacity have emerged. Historically, the presence of new entrants has signaled competition and a loosening of terms, conditions and rates. Unfortunately for insureds, that is not happening in the current marketplace. It's a challenging environment that requires retailers to approach the renewal process differently.

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Understanding & Navigating 2021’s Hard Healthcare Market

Understanding & Navigating 2021’s Hard Healthcare Market

While the COVID-19 pandemic offered new challenges, the healthcare market was already primed to be tough in 2021. After more than 10 years of a soft market and deteriorating results, it started to turn in the latter half of 2019. Launching into the new year, significant rate and retention increases, lower limits, and more policy movement toward claims made, was expected. However, the coronavirus amplified all of these issues, and while market adjustments were sorely needed, it remains unclear how long it will take to bring the business back to profitability.

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Understanding & Preparing for a Hardening Medical Professional Liability Market

Understanding & Preparing for a Hardening Medical Professional Liability Market

Fifteen years into the soft market cycle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) market is turning around. Many will remember that the Long-Term Care (LTC) market began to show signs of hardening in 2017, and the Hospital segment began to follow suit in the second quarter of 2019. While the Facilities and Physician segments have lagged behind, they’re also turning the corner toward a firmer market. While the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for many current challenges, this hard market was well on its way prior to the pandemic. In actuality, the battle against COVID-19 has functioned in many ways as a temporary pause button for the MPL marketplace, giving insureds a short period of respite due to moratoriums on litigation. However, significant market changes are anticipated for the remainder of the year and beyond. Understanding the 5 primary drivers of the tightening market can be important to helping clients comprehend the changes that are coming.

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Understanding the True Cost & Pitfalls of Additional Insured Endorsements for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

Understanding the True Cost & Pitfalls of Additional Insured Endorsements for Behavioral Healthcare Organizations

Everyone knows the fine print matters, but it is especially important when it comes to the additional insured endorsements sometimes requested by partners. Clauses requiring such endorsements can be expensive in ways insureds may not realize. Understanding the hidden costs of an additional insured endorsement can keep an insured from unfairly paying for another’s mistakes or unintentionally elevating insurance costs. Contractual provisions requiring additional insured endorsements can vary, and the differences can make a world of difference.

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Marketing Claims Advocacy Team Helps Retailer Win BOR with Large Healthcare Manufacturer

Marketing Claims Advocacy Team Helps Retailer Win BOR with Large Healthcare Manufacturer

Often we assume that bigger is better, but unless products and promises are backed by exceptional service, the value proposition can quickly lose its luster. A large public manufacturer of healthcare products had become dissatisfied with the level of attention and service received from its broker, which is known for high level sophistication and client advocacy particularly in the area of Professional Liability. A smaller retail broker, with a reputation for excellent customer service was given the opportunity to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining the retailer’s ability to meet the manufacturer’s insurance service needs.

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