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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The recent Anthem record breach underscores a growing threat to all of us in the healthcare industry. But proper risk management can help you fight back.

Malpractice insurance pricing has been stable and even declining for the past several years, but will the trend continue?

Physicians have a great opportunity to bargain shop for high quality malpractice insurance. But they must remember their priorities, and above all, buy quality.

PAs and NPs can be great assets to practices, but physicians need to take proper precautions. Here are three liability coverage must-haves.

From inadequate cyber insurance to poor RAC audit coverage, many physicians are purchasing policies that could result in big losses down the line.

As use of care teams increases, physicians need to ensure their malpractice policies fully protect them.

Malpractice lawsuits are never pleasant, but physicians that are proactive before, during, and even after a lawsuit will have a better outcome.

The increasing emphasis on patient satisfaction has some physicians walking a tightrope when it comes to discussing serious health issues.

Interpersonal skills are becoming increasingly important to quality assessment rankings, reimbursement, and even a physician's risk profile.

Rapid changes in the healthcare delivery system can leave physicians with outdated disability coverage. Here's how to determine if your coverage is adequate.


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