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Jeffrey D. Brunken

Jeffrey D. Brunken

Jeffrey D. Brunken, RPLU, CPCU, GEBS, GBDS, is president and chairman of the board of The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), the nation’s leading provider of insurance products and services specifically for physicians. With nearly 30 years of experience, Brunken is an expert on physician protection. E-mail him here.

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More insured patients will be paying more out-of-pocket expenses and higher deductibles for their care. This could be bad news for docs.


The issues of increased cyber-hacking risks and difficulty collecting from patients with high-deductible health plans are unlikely to cease in 2016. Be prepared for both.


Social media can have a lot of value for physicians, but if they aren’t careful it can also be a liability. How should you use it?


Many physicians will face a malpractice claim in their career, so the way a physician communicates adverse news is of paramount importance.


Even if a physician stops practicing medicine, malpractice coverage needs to continue. Here's how to ensure you are covered.

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Here are six steps to protect yourself and your practice from malpractice suits stemming from a patient's prescription addiction.

I find that physicians in private practice are passionate about what they do, and most want to stay independent.


Cyber risk isn't just a technology issue. It affects your entire business, so have a plan in place and mitigated through education and risk management.

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Tailored risk management can reduce healthcare costs. While your insurer does its best to reduce your risk, here are three ways physicians can do the same.


Change can impact a physician’s two key risk exposures: professional liability and long-term disability. Here's how to reduce your risks.


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