Iowa Medical Society Endorses COPIC as Medical Professional Liability Insurance Carrier of Choice for its Members

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) is proud to announce that COPIC was selected as the preferred medical professional liability insurance provider for its members and will serve as an IMS Strategic Partner.

During the last year, IMS has worked closely with COPIC on several initiatives, which lead to discussions about a potential partnership. In September, the IMS executive committee and board of directors met and unanimously decided to endorse COPIC.

“COPIC is nationally recognized for its expertise in patient safety and risk management and has demonstrated a strong commitment to health care in Iowa,” said Joyce Vista-Wayne, MD, DFAPA President of the Iowa Medical Society. “We are always looking for ways to improve how we support our members, and working with a trusted, proven partner like COPIC is essential to this.”

In particular, COPIC has been instrumental in helping IMS work with medical professionals to better understand and utilize Iowa’s Candor law. Candor offers a “communications and optimal resolution” approach to deal with unexpected outcomes that addresses patients’ needs, and COPIC’s experience has offered expert guidance in this area.

“COPIC is very proud to partner with the Iowa Medical Society,” said Ted Clarke, MD, CEO of COPIC. “Our mission is to improve medicine in the communities we serve, and we look forward to working with our colleagues to help them navigate the challenges in health care and provide the best care to their patients.”

About the IMS

The IMS is the statewide professional association for Iowa allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians. Established in 1850, IMS represents 6,200 Iowa physicians, residents and medical students. We help professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. IMS also works to protect the health of Iowans through a variety of projects and activities at the state and national levels. Today, IMS exists to assure the highest quality healthcare in Iowa through our role as physician and patient advocate.

About COPIC

Founded by Colorado physicians in 1981, the COPIC Trust was created with a vision to stabilize the medical liability environment and maintain access to care. COPIC Insurance Company offers medical professional liability insurance alongside industry-leading patient safety and risk management programs and alternate coverage solutions.

COPIC became a fully licensed and regulated insurance company in 1984. COPIC Insurance Company is exclusively endorsed by the Iowa Medical Society, Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Hospital Association, and the Nebraska Medical Association. COPIC’s network of insureds includes over 8,000 physicians and more than 150 hospitals and other health care facilities.

Publication Details

Date: October 27, 2017

Source: COPIC Insurance

Author: COPIC/IMS

Type: Press Release