ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) now endorses MagMutual, one of the leading providers of medical professional liability insurance, as the exclusive insurer for its more than 7,000 member physicians, residents and medical students.
"KMA switched from The Doctors Company to MagMutual to ensure the best possible value and service for its members," said Patrick Padgett, executive vice president of the KMA. "The endorsement also provides access to MagMutual's industry-leading dividends, Doctor2Doctor® peer support program and the new Patient Safety Institute."
As the largest medical liability insurer based in the Southeast, MagMutual offers extensive coverage through a network of Kentucky agents specializing in medical malpractice insurance as well as state-specific claims handling, risk management and educational resources. In addition, members insured with MagMutual are eligible for the Owners Circle® loyalty program.
"The KMA appreciates that no company in the Southeast has successfully defended as many physicians as MagMutual," said Dr. Joseph S. Wilson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of MagMutual. "Our Patient Safety Institute will help policyholders improve care by analyzing risk management trends to create practice-specific, evidence-based resources."
About Kentucky Medical Association
Established in 1851, the Kentucky Medical Association is a professional organization for physicians throughout the Commonwealth. The KMA works on behalf of physicians and the patients they serve to ensure the delivery of quality, affordable healthcare. Members of the KMA share a mission of commitment to the profession and service to the citizens of this Commonwealth that extends across rural and urban areas. From solo practitioners to academicians to large, multi-specialty groups, KMA is the only state association representing every specialty and type of medical practice in Kentucky.
Founded in 1982, Atlanta-based MagMutual is one of the leading providers of professional liability insurance to physicians and hospitals in the United States, and the largest based in the Southeast. Licensed throughout the country, MagMutual is the fifth largest policyholder owned and led mutual malpractice insurer in the U.S. The company is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Insurance products and services are issued and underwritten by MAG Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates. For more information, visit www.MagMutual.com.