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Malpractice Insurance for AOA Members

    Malpractice Insurance for AOA Members More than a decade ago, AOA selected Lockton Affinity to build an insurance program that offers coverage, like malpractice insurance for AOA members, from top-rated insurance companies. From the very beginning, the program was developed with hands-on involvement by doctors of optometry to ensure the program and its [...]

Why Malpractice Insurance Rates Vary

        Why Malpractice Insurance Rates Vary from Insurance Provider to Insurance Provider Malpractice insurance may seem cut and dry, so why the variance in rates from provider to provider? There are many factors that contribute to insurance rates, including scope of coverage, limit options, claim frequency and more. Factors that Cause Insurance [...]

FAQs About Malpractice and Business Owner’s Insurance

      ODs’ Most Common FAQs About Malpractice and Business Owner’s Insurance Finding the right malpractice insurance is essential for a doctor of optometry’s practice and career. Shopping for the appropriate coverage inevitably leads to many questions. Since factors and circumstances can vary, it’s essential to understand what options are available to make the [...]

5 Claims BOPs Can Help Protect Against

  5 Claims BOPs from the AOA Insurance Alliance Can Help Protect Against As a combination policy, business owner’s policies (BOPs) often include general liability insurance to protect against third-party claims and property insurance to protect against damage. Most optometric practice owners select a BOP to help combat these risks. BOPs from the AOA Insurance [...]

5 Common Claims Optometrists Face

    5 Common Claims Optometrists Face Some of the most common claims optometrists face are generally preventable. Learn how to protect your practice from these five common malpractice claims. Understanding Malpractice Claims Optometrists Face Most malpractice claims allege negligence on the part of an optometrist and a failure to adhere to the standard of [...]

How Do I Know I Am Covered for My Scope of Practice?

    How Do I Know I Am Covered for My Scope of Practice? As scope of practice continues to evolve, it's important to make sure your insurance keeps up with the latest developments in healthcare science, industry and regulation. There are different ways that insurers manage changes to scope of practice. To find out [...]

Preventing Employment Practice Liability Claims

    Preventing Employment Practice Liability Claims The hiring and firing process is full of risk for employers, including optometrists. Every year, workers file thousands of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claims against their workplaces. EPLI claims can come from a current employee, former employee or even a prospective employee, making a range of allegations, [...]

The Optometry Student’s Guide to Insurance

The Optometry Student's Guide to Insurance As an optometrist about to enter the workforce, you're about to make a lot of big decisions for the first time. One of them will be choosing a malpractice insurance policy to protect yourself and your new career. Learning about insurance options for your career as an optometrist can [...]

Optometric Practice Protection 101

    Optometric Practice Protection 101 Managing the insurance policies that protect you and your practice can be confusing. When should you file a claim and how do you do it? Do you have the right protection for your practice? How do you make sense of your policy? To practice with confidence and peace of [...]

Increasing Ransomware Attacks and Costs

    Cyber extortion has become a serious problem for businesses in recent years. As a practice owner, it's no longer something you can afford to ignore. Like other health care providers, doctors of optometry have a responsibility to protect business records, including the personal information of patients. Ransomware attacks directly target these records, leading [...]