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Covid-19 Updates

There is a resource center now available for members to view answers to frequently asked questions, find resources for your practice and access office closure guidelines.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Malpractice Insurance?

Previously, we discussed the importance of getting familiar with the basics of your malpractice insurance coverage. Now, we'll address a few of the other points that can help assure not only that your coverage remains intact, but you get the most out of your policy.   Get familiar with your policy's supplementary coverage.

FAQ's on use of Supplemental Disease Consent Form and Health Questionnaire

Answers to FAQ’s regarding the AAOIC Supplemental Informed Consent "Orthodontic Treatment in the Era of COVID-19" and Supplemental Health Questionnaire  

Statement on COVID-19 Virus from AAOIC

We understand some AAO members will want to know if they have coverage under their AAOIC Professional Liability Insurance policy for the allegation of transmission of the COVID-19 virus in their orthodontic office(s) .  The answer is that there may be coverage, depending on the facts and circumstances of any claim.  There also may be coverage under your general liability policy.  In the event of a claim, be sure to report it promptly to both AAOIC and your general liability carrier.  Generally, it will be difficult for an individual to prove where they acquired the virus now that there is c

7 Conclusive Realities That Dispel The Myths

The American Association of Orthodontists Insurance Company (AAOIC) has experienced its share of misinformation. And that can create issues for any business. That's why we're confronting some myths head-on with these facts.   #1—AAOIC HAS THE FINANCIAL BACKING TO SUPPORT LARGE CLAIMS AGAINST MEMBERS. All claims over $200,000 are reinsured by three reinsurance companies rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. With billions of dollars backing us, we’re always prepared to support our members—no matter the size of the claim.  

AAOIC eNews Fall 2019

Manage Malpractice Exposure in Orthognathic Surgery Cases The number of lawsuits for mismanagement of orthognathic surgery cases against AAO members has been rising. As you know, surgery is expensive, so plaintiff attorneys are eager to file lawsuits due to potentially large settlements.  What may be surprising is that the majority of the lawsuits against orthodontists are not for a poor outcome of performed surgery. They are primarily cases that are begun without plans for surgery and then require surgery to finish treatment successfully.   

Thank you for 25 years of support!

For 25 years we’ve been providing our AAO members with quality Professional Liability Insurance and it is our mission to continue to provide exceptional coverage and irreplaceable peace of mind when it's needed most.

 

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