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Understanding Your Malpractice Policy: How to Read Your Policy Documents

Insurance policies can be difficult to read, but it's not because you need your eyes checked. Documents like your malpractice insurance policy are legal contracts and must be worded and formatted a certain way. It's one reason your malpractice policy can be difficult to follow. Still, it's important to know how to read your policy [...]

FAQs about Professional Liability Insurance

It's crucial to have the right protection for your optometry practice. But with so many variables and choices, finding the right insurance coverage can be a challenge. Getting answers to your questions can help you ensure you and your business are covered. Here are answers to FAQs about professional liability insurance. What Is Professional Liability [...]

Employment Practices Liability Insurance for Optometrists

As an employer, your optometry practice faces the risk of one day being sued by a current or former employee. Your Professional Liability policy protects your practice from patient claims, but not from other claims made by employees. To fully protect your practice from this risk, consider adding Employment Practices Liability Insurance. What Is Employment [...]

Professional Liability Insurance for Optometrists

Insurance is critical for optometrists, and in some cases, legally required. For something so important, insurance can be very confusing. What insurance policies do I need professionally? For my business? What are limits of liability? The list can go on and on. At the AOA Insurance Alliance, a program designed for AOA members and administered [...]

The Importance of Business Owner’s Insurance

If you are the owner of your optometry practice, you face risks to your hard-earned business each and every day. Whether a natural disaster shuts down business for months or disconnected internet service halts operations for a day, business owner’s insurance will keep you protected. While insurance isn’t the most exciting part of owning your [...]

Improve Patient Communication to Protect your Business

As an optometrist, it’s important for you to establish a good relationship with your patients. In fact, studies have shown that patient satisfaction and health outcomes are both affected by whether patients feel that the people caring for them are sensitive to their needs. So how can you improve patient communication? It can be easy [...]

How to Prevent a Cyber-Attack: 5 Tips for Optometrists

As technology use continues to integrate into the daily operations of optometrists, reports of cyber-attacks are growing. Malware, ransomware, phishing and other breaches are becoming common place for small business owners and health care providers. As a business owner, you have a responsibility to protect your business records and your patients’ personal information. Prevent a [...]

How to Select Insurance Limits

With insurance limits, retroactive dates, coverage exclusions and more, insurance can be confusing. At the AOA Insurance Alliance administered by Lockton Affinity, we strive to make it as simple as possible. Read on for some basic information about how to select insurance limits. Understanding insurance limits An insurance limit, or limit of liability, is the [...]

The liability of not having the right liability

General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance language can be confusing. And while it’s not meant to cause anxiety and confusion, the terms, definitions and knowing what is actually covered can be frustrating. Let’s start with the basics of Professional Liability and General Liability. Professional Liability insurance is designed to cover you while you are carrying [...]

Claims-Made Versus Occurrence: Know Your Policy

Insurance can be confusing, but can be broken into two basic categories: claims-made or occurrence policies. It’s important to know which you have and the difference between these policies. Claims-made policies require a claim to be made against the insured—and reported to the insurer—during the policy period, or effective dates. Claims-made policies can also include [...]