healthcare News

Freedom Specialty, Pro-Praxis Unite for Healthcare Professional Liability

Freedom Specialty, an arm of Scottsdale Insurance Co., is partnering with healthcare underwriter Pro-Praxis, part of the Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Group, for a specialized excess healthcare professional liability program. The Complex Healthcare program is available immediately and can …

California No-Bid Health Contracts Draws Probe

California’s health insurance exchange is facing calls for a state investigation of its contracting practices, while a state senator urged the agency to account for deals that steered millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the …

Both Sides of California’s Health Rate Initiative Make Prop. 103 Comparison

Opponents of Proposition 45 on the upcoming California ballot like to draw a comparison with Proposition 103, the state’s primary auto insurance law. So do its backers. Prop. 45 seems to have slipped in the polls. A Field Poll in …

ProAssurance, Pro-Praxis Introduce Excess Package for Complex Healthcare Risks

ProAssurance Corp. of Birmingham, Ala., has launched a new suite of excess insurance coverages, ProAssurance Complex Medicine, or ProCxM, for large healthcare facilities and organizations. This new package of coverages and related services will allow the company to respond more …

5 Companies Filing 2015 Plans on Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford announced that five companies have filed to sell individual health insurance plans on Arkansas’ Federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplace for the 2015 plan year. The issuers filing for qualified health plan certification are: Arkansas Blue Cross …

Ryan Specialty Group Launches Healthcare Partnership with Lloyd’s Underwriters

Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG) has formed RSGUM Healthcare, a new healthcare and life science underwriting facility, in partnership with the healthcare and life science underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. Lloyd’s support for this comes from Amlin, Chaucer, Catlin, Hiscox, …

Sce joins Sullivan Brokers in Southern California

Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Solutions named Jim Sce to the firm’s casualty practice group as vice president. Sce will work in the Los Angeles, Calif. office. Sce has expertise in construction classes, as well as experience in all casualty lines …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Launches Healthcare Umbrella Policy

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced a healthcare umbrella policy designed to address the exposures of large medical providers in the ever-changing healthcare environment. Reflecting the industry’s widespread consolidation, the policy provides a definition of insured, which encompasses new …

Aon Risk Solutions, The Risk Authority Form Healthcare Risk Management Alliance

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has formed an alliance with The Risk Authority, a subsidiary of the Stanford University Medical Network, to provide clinical risk management and enterprise risk management This new alliance will …

Patriot National, Stonewood Partner on Healthcare Program in Midwest

Patriot National Insurance Group Inc., a workers’ compensation insurer based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has a new partnership with Stonewood National Insurance Co. for a healthcare industry program in the Midwest. Under the partnership arrangement, Patriot will write workers’ compensation …