The NCMIC Malpractice Insurance Plan. For the Way You Practice Now

Because NCMIC's Malpractice Insurance Plan was created by chiropractors for chiropractors, each benefit was designed with your needs as a D.C. in mind. Our motto, “We Take Care of Our Own®,” reflects our commitment to give you the first-rate, personalized service and protection you deserve. A variety of additional coverages are available, if allowed by your state, allowing you to customize your protection for the way you practice now and in the future. Coverages include:

$25,000 Supplemental Legal Defense Endorsement available at no additional charge.1 This endorsement includes defense coverage for State Disciplinary Proceedings, civil sexual misconduct allegations, Wrongful Billing and Related Proceedings for federal/state funded programs, HIPAA and Privacy Related Proceedings, and Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Review.

Chiropractic Entity Coverage with Shared Limits of Liability at no additional charge.2 Protects the corporation, association or partnership from liability due to the negligent acts of employees. Separate limits of liability available for an extra charge.

Peer Review and Utilization Review. Coverage for rendering an opinion on the adequacy, necessity or reasonableness of care furnished by another practitioner, based on a review of the patient’s records without a physical examination. Coverage is also provided for review or evaluation of professional services rendered by a professional practitioner for the purposes of determining competency. Provides for payment of the reasonable legal fees and expenses of a lawyer and damages within limits of liability of $25,000 per incident and $50,000 per policy period. Does not have to relate to a malpractice action.

An additional $5,000 in Professional Discipline Coverage for each incident (up to $10,000 each policy period) to pay your defense costs for appearances before a state licensing board in addition to the Supplemental Legal Defense coverage.

Dual License Coverage for D.C.s who hold an additional license as a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, massage therapist or physical therapist.3 Doctors of Chiropractic who hold an additional license as a naturopathic physician or acupuncturist can now be covered under the same policy for both licenses for a nominal additional premium. No additional premium is charged for chiropractors who maintain a second license as a physical therapist or massage therapist.

1 Coverage for civil sexual misconduct allegations is different in NY. The state of NY only allows vicarious liability coverage for civil sexual misconduct allegations committed by others for whom you are responsible.
2 Shared limits are not allowed by CT or KS.
3 Dual license coverage for Physical Therapy is not available in MA.

Comprehensive List of NCMIC's Benefits and Features

Company NCMIC's Plan

  • Over 70 years of experience in chiropractic malpractice
  • Supports and insures chiropractic colleges and universities across the U.S.
  • Founded by Doctors of Chiropractic

Plan Features and Benefits

  • True Consent-to-Settle feature*
  • No arbitration clauses
  • All legal fees paid outside policy limits
  • $25,000 Supplemental Legal Defense Endorsement at no additional charge**
  • An additional $5,000 for state disciplinary proceedings

Premium Discounts

  • For new practitioners
  • For claims-free record
  • For part-time status
  • For risk management

Claims

  • Claims-made and occurrence plans available
  • Expert defense attorneys and claims staff who specialize in healthcare malpractice
  • Hotline for questions regarding a potential claim or a delicate situation

Extras

  • No membership fees
  • Premium dividends paid every year since 1996***
  • FREE subscription to risk management magazine
  • Underwriting, claims and service handled in one place—no outside broker or outside call center
  • Online educational resources available for risk management and business training

* Consent to Settle is not allowed by MD.
** Subject to underwriting approval.
*** This is not a guaranteed benefit.

Policy terms may vary by state law. The NCMIC Malpractice Insurance Plan is underwritten by NCMIC Insurance Company. In the states of Florida and New York, the NCMIC Malpractice Insurance Plan is issued by NCMIC Risk Retention Group, Inc.

©2015, NCMIC Insurance Company, Clive, Iowa. The NCMIC family of companies provides professional liability insurance and financial services to health care professionals. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including photocopying, or utilized by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from the copyright owner. We Take Care of Our Own is a registered service mark of NCMIC Group, Inc. and NCMIC Risk Retention Group, Inc.