The Doctors Company is the exclusively endorsed medical malpractice carrier for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).  The Doctors Company has always been guided by a fundamental belief: that the practice of good medicine should be advanced, protected, and rewarded.

Backed by the financial strength of more than $4 billion in assets and a membership of 78,000 physicians nationwide, The Doctors Company offers SHM members expert guidance, resources, and coverage.  That’s malpractice insurance without the “mal.”

Benefits for Eligible SHM Members:

  • Program discount of up to 7.5 percent for qualified members with a favorable claims history.
  • Risk management credit of 5 percent for completing five online modules of the SHM Hospital Quality & Patient Safety Online Academy (HQPS).
  • Additional claims-free credit of up to 25 percent for eligible members.
  • Participation in the Tribute® Plan, an unrivaled financial benefit that rewards member loyalty and commitment to superior patient care.
  • The industry’s most aggressive claims defense—including an ironclad consent-to-settle guarantee, where permitted by law.
  • Free tail coverage for qualified members.
  • Patient safety programs tailored to the needs of SHM members.
  • Automatic protection against privacy breach and Medicare reviews through CyberGuard® cyber liability protection and MediGuard® regulatory risk coverage.

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