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Digital Healthcare and the Uncertain Malpractice Landscape

Digital Healthcare and the Uncertain Malpractice Landscape

The digital healthcare revolution has taken the country by storm - an exciting new area, where opportunities abound for commercial agents. This rapid growth, was fueled by a combination of changing lifestyle trends, technological advancements and a shortfall in...

What’s Hot in 2023 – Carrier Appetites for Healthcare

What’s Hot in 2023 – Carrier Appetites for Healthcare

The insurance landscape is ever-evolving, and understanding the latest trends can help commercial agents identify opportunities in the marketplace. When we assessed the appetites of a sampling of our top carriers - certain classes of business in healthcare emerge as...

Increasing Telehealth risks could be good news for Captives

Increasing Telehealth risks could be good news for Captives

As telehealth continues to reshape the landscape of healthcare delivery following the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been linked to an upswing in medical malpractice claims. This trend is complicating an already challenging insurance market, making it increasingly difficult...

Standing on the Brink: The Future of Senior Living

Standing on the Brink: The Future of Senior Living

Standing on the brink of transformative change, the senior living industry is currently influenced by a multitude of factors. These include changes in Medicare reimbursements, demographic shifts, staffing shortages, a dwindling number of geriatric specialists,...

the latest industry news from around the web

  • Study identifies a novel regulator of dormant cancer cells and chemoresistance in colorectal cancer
    on October 3, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    More than 1.9 million new colorectal cancer (including anus) cases and 935,000 deaths were estimated to occur worldwide in 2020, representing about one in 10 cancer cases and deaths. Overall, colorectal ranks third in terms of incidence, but second in terms of mortality. Intrinsic or acquired resistance to chemotherapy leads to disease relapse in many CRC patients, representing and unmet clinical need.

  • Researchers confirm the link between balding and skin cancer
    on October 3, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    Researchers from QIMR Berghofer have uncovered compelling new evidence that establishes why people with hair loss can be more susceptible to deadly skin cancers.

  • Extra-large synapses could be a cause of schizophrenia
    on October 3, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Schizophrenia may be associated with the excessive formation of oversized and hyperactive synaptic connections between nerves in the brain, a mouse model and a human post-mortem study published in Science Advances by RIKEN researchers suggests. This finding points to potential new modes of treatment for this challenging brain disorder.

  • AI innovation inspires hope in early detection of pancreatic cancer
    on October 3, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Estimated to become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. by 2030, pancreatic cancer has a grim prognosis with nearly 70% of patients facing mortality within the first year of diagnosis. Unfortunately, 40% of small pancreatic cancers elude detection on CT scans until they've advanced to an incurable stage.

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insurance for hospitals

Hospital Insurance typically covers all or part of the potential liability for hospital services. It includes medical malpractice, accidents involving hospital employees and equipment, care during surgery or any other invasive treatment, after-hours care arrangements by staff who need help with their children and more.

insurance for long term care facilities

Long term care facilities must protect themselves against potential liability arising from incidents within their facility. Westwood can help you negotiate a package tailored to your long term care facility client.

insurance for physicians

The different types of insurance for physicians includes medical malpractice insurance, professional liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, an umbrella policy, and professional indemnity. As a physician, you should have access to all of these types of insurance.

traditional insurance products

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    alternative structures

    Westwood President, Michael Richards has extensive experience in setting up alternative structures for larger clients. Here are some examples:

    If you think your client could be large and stable enough to benefit from starting or participating in a captive or has a special need for another alternative structure, contact Michael Richards now by phone: 855 351 7487.