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  • May 15, 2018

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  • '17 Managing Risk Numbers at All-Time High - Make Your Practice Safer and Save Money!

    physician on the computerAt ISMIE, we’re proud to say that since 2004, we’ve offered one of the best risk management education programs in the medical liability industry – Managing Risk.

    During 2017, ISMIE’s Managing Risk program saw 96% policyholder participation overall with 61% earning the maximum allowable 15% annual premium discount.

    We also saw significant growth in our Premier Partnership program, which allows qualified policyholders to earn a 15% discount for two years.

    With online coursework you can tackle 24/7 – including ISMIE’s Fellowship curriculum – regular live seminars (many with CME credit) throughout the year and a scheduled on-site risk assessment, you can save a substantial amount on your annual premium.

    There’s always a way to get more out of what ISMIE has to offer. To learn more about the Managing Risk program and how you and your practice can benefit, contact ISMIE’s risk management department at 800-782-4767 ext. 3300, or email us.



  • Want to Better Understand How Litigation Can Affect You and Your Practice? Attend this June 27 ISMIE Live Event in Chicago

    physician profileIn January, the American Medical Association reported that 1 in 3 physicians has had a medical liability lawsuit filed against them at some point in their careers. 

    The best time to prepare for the emotional and mental burdens of legal action? 

    Before you have to face them. 

    Professional Liability Litigation: Finding the Support You Needtakes place on June 27 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe. ISMIE is co-sponsoring this live seminar with the Illinois Professionals Health Program (IPHP). 

    This seminar will help policyholders better understand the process of being involved in a lawsuit and the pressures that can accompany the experience. At the conclusion, attendees will also receive information about IPHP’s Litigation Support Group.

    Register here.

    Don’t forget the rest of ISMIE’s upcoming live events:

    May 23, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Webinar
    Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 1: Among Colleagues

    June 7, 2018 | Noon – 12:30 p.m. | ISMS Webinar, open to ISMIE policyholders
    Do You Know How Medicare Sees You: Understanding Medicare Data Collection and Reporting Practices

    June 14, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Springfield
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    June 19, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Webinar
    Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Setting, Part 2: Defining Boundaries in the Clinician-Patient Relationship

    September 14, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Lisle
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    October 10, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Springfield
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians

    November 7, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Seminar | Schaumburg
    Communications for Staff: The Keys to Building Trust and Improving the Patient Experience

    November 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon | Seminar | Naperville
    Beyond the Basics: Advanced Communications for Physicians and Other Clinicians



  • No, It’s Not Just Any White Envelope - Your ISMIE Renewal Documents Are in the Mail!

    ISMIE notecardIf you’re like most ISMIE policyholders, you’ll be renewing on July 1, so be on the lookout for a large white envelope with this message on the front: “Important Documents from ISMIE Mutual for You to Read and Keep.”

    All policyholders receive this material 30-60 days before their renewal date.

    What if you prefer paying most of your bills online? Remember, you can go paperless at ISMIE for allpolicy documents, not just your annual invoice.

    Just go to www.ismie.com and click “MyISMIE” at the upper right. Once you sign in, click “Policyholder Info” at left, scroll down to “Document Preferences” and follow the instructions on receiving paperless documents.

    If you have questions, contact your broker partner or the ISMIE underwriting team at 800-782-4767 or by email



  • Medical Liability Reform Update: Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears State Medical Liability Cap Challenge

    lawyer malletISMIE works to keep you updated on medical liability legislative reforms, relevant court challenges and other legal news related to the practice of safe medicine around the country.

    Here’s the latest:

    Wisconsin: In late April, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging the state’s non-economic damages cap of $750,000. Last year, an appellate court judge initiated the high court’s review by ruling the cap unconstitutional as applied in a specific case where a patient lost four limbs due to an infection.

    Wisconsin’s medical liability reform law has been in place since 2006 and is augmented via a patient compensation fund. Supporters claim that fund – which pays economic damages in excess of $1 million – won’t survive without the $750,000 non-economic cap in place. Wisconsin’s justices are expected to rule this summer.

    Arkansas: Keep an eye on the Razorback State in November. Arkansas voters will decide whether to adopt a proposed state constitutional amendment that would limit awards for non-economic lawsuit damages for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death to $500,000.