The Doctors Co. News

The Doctors Co. in California Names Spadacenta Claims Executive

The Doctors Co., based in Napa, Calif., has named Marco Spadacenta senior vice president of claims. Spadacenta oversees the claims function nationally of the admitted medical professional liability unit, reporting to Robert White, executive vice president of the unit. Spadacenta …

The Doctors Co. in California Names Vanderlaan Chief Financial Officer

The Doctors Co. has promoted Marco Vanderlaan to chief financial officer and chief risk officer. Vanderlaan succeeds David Preimesberger, who assumes new roles as senior vice president for strategic planning and chief ethics officer. Vanderlaan has held a variety of …

Michigan State Sues Insurers Over Nassar Claims Coverage; Stops Victim Payments

Michigan State University has filed suit against 13 insurance carriers over coverage of sexual assault claims by victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit against the insurers was filed July 26 in Ingham County Circuit Court. Michigan …

The Doctors Co. in California Names Bashaw Senior Vice President

Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Co. has named Kerin Torpey Bashaw senior vice president of patient safety and risk management. Bashaw reports to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Bashaw has more than 20 years of experience. She has held a variety …

The Doctors Co. in California Names Brown Head of Underwriting

Napa, Calif.-based The Doctors Co. has named Crystal R. Brown senior vice president of underwriting. Brown leads the company’s underwriting operations nationally, reporting directly to Bill Fleming, chief operating officer. Brown has more than 25 years of underwriting experience. She …

Commentary: Florida High Court Med Mal Award Cap Ruling Ignores Market History

In its recent ruling that the cap on noneconomic damages for personal injury awards or settlements in medical negligence cases was unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court ignored why these caps were put into placeā€”to ensure patients’ access to care and …

Florida Drops Order for The Doctors Co. to Lower Rates

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has dropped its Order for The Doctors Co. (TDC) to lower its filed rates by 15 percent. The rates proposed by the medical malpractice insurer back in Dec. 2014 will remain the same …

The Doctors Co. Challenging Florida’s Order to Decrease Med Mal Rates

An order by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation for medical malpractice insurer The Doctors Co. (TDC) to decrease its rates by 15 percent is being contested by the California-based company. A hearing has been set for Oct. 7, 2015, …

California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending

Two recent studies say a proposition on California’s November ballot to raise the pain and suffering cap for medical malpractice lawsuits will increase medical costs and malpractice premiums. The studies and heavy advertising by the opposition to Proposition 46, the …

The Doctors Co. to Acquire Utah Medical Insurance Association

Utah Medical Insurance Association, a provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, and The Doctors Co., an insurer of physician and surgeon medical professional liability, have entered into a merger agreement in which UMIA will be acquired by The …