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  • December 15, 2015

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  • Happy New Year: Health Records Cybercrime Will Affect 1 in 3 Consumers in 2016

    In the age of electronic health records and sophisticated worldwide networks of hackers, it has never been more important to make sure your patients' data is secure. 

    IT health research group IDC Health Insights projects that one in three American consumers will be the victim of a successful cyberattack in 2016. For criminals, the spoils are high: Health care records are reportedly worth 10 times more than credit card information on the black market. 

    Fortunately, even if your practice experiences a breach, ISMIE Mutual has you covered. Your policy includes free cyber liability coverage and expanded protection is available to policyholders in search of additional peace of mind. Even small practices could be targeted by hackers, and may benefit from increasing their coverage at a low per-physician flat rate.

    To learn more, please contact ISMIE's Underwriting Division at 800-782-4767 or by email at underwriting@ismie.com.



  • Only a Few More Days Until the Risk Reward Deadline

    Add wrapping up your Risk Rewards coursework to your holiday to-do list.

    December 31 is the last day to complete coursework for a year-end discount, and ISMIE team members are here to help you beat the rush.

    First, go to www.ismie.com/discount to check the courses you've completed and the others you need to finish by the deadline.  For questions, contact our live support line between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. After-hours requests will be answered promptly the next business day.



  • ISMIE Support 'Cheat Sheet'

    NOTE: Our offices will be closed December 24-25 and January 1, and will be open until noon on December 31.

    Password/Web Assistance:

    Call 888-476-7776 or email onlinehelp@ismie.com. Password and login administration is available online 24/7.

    Questions about your Risk Rewards:

    Call the Risk Management Division during business hours at 800-782-4767, ext. 3300, or email riskmanagement@ismie.com.



  • When the Unexpected Happens, Call ISMIE's Claims Department

    If you have any doubt about a post-treatment issue, a problem with your health data or unexpected calls in relation to your practice or a specific case, don't wait - call ISMIE at 800-782-4767 or email claimreports@ismie.com.

    Reaching out directly to a patient or official could prejudice subsequent legal proceedings, be construed as an admission of liability and potentially impair your insurance coverage. 

    Call us. We're here to protect you and your practice, and to provide the best possible resolution for the situation at hand.