BHSI & Tego to Provide Medical Indemnity Cover for Doctors in Australia

August 16, 2016

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Tego Insurance announced they have entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement to provide medical indemnity insurance to medical practitioners in Australia.

“We are delighted to work with Tego to bring BHSI’s medical indemnity experience and unrivalled financial backing to the Australian market,” said Tony Bainbridge, head of Healthcare, Australia, BHSI. “Our combined offering will bring additional choice, flexibility and financial security to Australian doctors.”

“The word Tego originates from Latin, meaning to defend and protect, and that is exactly what we focus on,” said Eric Lowenstein, chief executive officer of Tego. “With a focus on superior customer service and industry-leading products – value is always top of mind.”

“With BHSI’s entry into the Australian marketplace, doctors have a new choice in medical indemnity insurance, supported by a technically strong underwriting and claims handling team,” BHSI said in a statement.

“Claims and complaints can be very stressful for practitioners. We are committed to excellence in claims handling, technical expertise and efficiency,” said Nicole Kroesche, head of Healthcare Claims, BHSI. “Working closely with the practitioner and supporting them through a claim allows them to get back to focusing on providing quality patient care and worrying less about the claim itself.”

The introduction of innovative products to address the changes in the medical practice, and also the technology trends affecting the medical practitioner, is the goal of Tego and BHSI, added the statement from BHSI.

As part of its underwriting process, BHSI reviews the individual characteristics of each medical practice because not all practices pose the same level of risk, said the company, adding that this tailored pricing approach may result in significant savings for individual practices.

Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co.

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