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  • November 28, 2017

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  • It’s the Home Stretch for Completing Your 2017 Managing Risk Coursework - Log On to ISMIE.com to Check Your Progress

    doctor on the computerISMIE Mutual protects you and your practice with some of the richest educational offerings in the medical liability industry – our Managing Risk program. 

    Your participation offers a very attractive benefit– up to 15% off your premium

    If you haven’t checked your 2017 qualifying coursework to receive your Risk Rewards discount, start here. Once you determine what coursework you still need to complete, know that the ISMIE risk management support team is here to help with any questions you have. 

    Other than the dates noted in the box below, live support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

    All after-hours messages will receive a prompt reply the next business day.


    Need Help? Here’s Your Managing Risk “Cheat Sheet”

    NOTE: Our offices will close at noon on Friday, December 8, and will be closed all day on Monday, December 25.

    Password/Web Assistance:

    Call 888-476-7776 or email  onlinehelp@ismie.com. After business hours, we offer password and login assistance online

    Questions for our Risk Management team?

    Call the risk management division at 800-782-4767 or email  riskmanagement@ismie.com.



  • And While We’re Talking Discounts - Check Your Loss-Free Discount Status Today

    If you’ve been loss-free for at least three consecutive years, ISMIE offers a premium discount credit regardless of your practice specialty. The discount is automatically applied to policies that qualify and can range from 3% to 19.5% depending on how many consecutive years have been loss-free.

    This particular discount is unique – it’s based on paid losses rather than pending claims, which means you may qualify for this credit even if you have a pending claim as long as you haven’t experienced an indemnity payment for at least the last three years.

    You’ll see your loss-free discount status on your premium invoice, but here’s how to get your full loss history report:

    Log in at ISMIE.com. Scroll to the “Review My Policy” circle at the lower right. Then click on your “Loss History Reports.”

    And if you’re expanding your practice, keep this in mind. When physicians join your team, ISMIE will credit their loss-free status with their prior carrier. It’s one more advantage that makes switching to ISMIE a good idea.

    Questions? Call ISMIE’s underwriting division at 800-782-4767, or send an email. If you utilize an insurance broker, you may also wish to contact him or her. For a list of ISMIE’s contracted brokers, click here



  • 2018 Annual Meeting and Elections

    ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company will hold its next annual meeting in April 2018. At that time a majority of ISMIE policyholders, represented at the annual meeting in person or by proxy, will elect fellow policyholders to positions on the ISMIE Mutual Board of Directors. 

    An ISMIE Mutual policyholder interested in being considered for the ISMIE Mutual board should immediately contact our Chief Operating Officer to be advised of the 2018 nomination criteria and deadlines. Call 312-580-2493 or 800-782-4767 ext. 2493, or send an email to ckoos@ismie.com



  • Just a Few Weeks Left Until the Illinois Medical Corporation License Deadline - Check Your Status Now

    calendar marked December 31December 31 is the deadline for Illinois medical and professional service corporations and limited liability companies to renew their annual license with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). 

    Not sure about your status? Since physicians operate under different types of business structures, it’s a good time to check your licensing status with a practice attorney or other qualified expert if you’re not sure.

    Also, take a moment to download this Issue Brief from our partners at the Illinois State Medical Society to help guide your first-time or renewal licensing process. 

    One last reminder: The 31st falls on a Sunday this year, and IDFPR’s renewal process can only be done online, so don’t wait until the final day if you need assistance. If you have questions, contact David Porter at 312-580-2468 or email davidporter@ismie.com.



  • ISMIE Symposium Draws Leading Experts in ‘Emerging Risks’ in Patient Safety

    ISMIE’s 2nd Annual Risk Management Symposium wrapped up on November 17 with a wide-ranging look at emerging risks in patient care.

    Attendees heard from seven leading patient safety experts on a variety of themes, including genomic testing, ethical considerations for opioid prescribing and how big data is being used to track and optimize the use of medications.

    If you’re an ISMIE policyholder who missed this year’s Symposium, you’re in luck. Video of each 2017 Symposium presentation will be available soon. Watch ISMIE News for those details and for our 2018 lineup of risk management events and resources.


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