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OSMA Gives The Doctors Company Exclusive Endorsement
Date:4/23/2009

nderwriting for The Doctors Company.

The exclusive endorsement with The Doctors Company is the latest effort by the OSMA to provide its members with affordable medical liability insurance. In 2002, with premiums increasing nearly 30 percent, Ohio was in a state of medical liability crisis. Many doctors were eliminating high-risk procedures, while others contemplated leaving the practice of medicine altogether, putting access to care in jeopardy.

However, through the work of the OSMA, physicians rallied together to change the medical liability landscape in Ohio. The OSMA sponsored 20 sweeping tort reform measures, which were enacted in 2004. Since then, premiums are down nearly 20 percent in the last three years and there has been a 34 percent decrease in medical liability lawsuits during that same time frame.

For more on the OSMA's endorsement of The Doctors Company, go to www.osma.org.

About OSMA

The Ohio State Medical Association is a statewide association representing 20,000 Ohio physicians, residents, medical students and practice managers. It is dedicated to improving the practice of medicine for physicians, their staff and patients, by advocating their position, saving them time and money, and promoting the medical profession. The OSMA is affiliated with the American Medical Association on the national level and county medical societies on the local level.

lAbout The Doctors Company Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the largest national insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability with 45,000 member physicians, $2.8 billion in assets, and an A rating by Fitch Ratings.


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