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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 help you practice and grow your [...]

By | July 22nd, 2021|Malpractice Insurance, Optometry Students|0 Comments

The Practice Owner’s Guide to Insurance: Understanding Malpractice Insurance

The right insurance for your optometry practice is a must, but for something so important, it isn't always easy to understand. That's why we created this practice owner's guide to insurance. It has what you need to know about insurance to protect your career and livelihood. First up, a look at malpractice insurance, one of [...]

By | March 19th, 2021|Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

Understanding Your Optometric Malpractice Policy: How to Read Your Policy Documents

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 documents so you can ensure all your malpractice needs are covered and get answers if you [...]

By | July 30th, 2020|Insurance tips, Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

FAQs about Malpractice 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 malpractice insurance.   What Is Malpractice Insurance? [...]

By | June 26th, 2020|Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

Malpractice Insurance for Optometrists

Malpractice insurance for optometrists is critical, 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 [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

Individual Versus Group Malpractice Insurance Policies

As an optometrist, you’ve likely heard about the importance of malpractice insurance. Malpractice insurance from Lockton Affinity is critical to protect yourself and your career. But when do you choose a group policy versus an individual policy? It ultimately depends on your preference and your practice. Read on for information about both types of policies.   [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Insurance tips, Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

Reporting Malpractice Claims as an Optometrist

Despite how practiced and careful you are, you are still at risk of being sued for the services you provide as an optometrist. From disgruntled clients to a missed diagnosis to an injury during an exam, you never know what will happen. You need the right coverage in place to protect you and your career. [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Insurance tips, Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

The Top 5 Malpractice Claims for Optometrists

Some of the most common claims against optometrists are easily preventable.  Read on to learn to protect your practice from malpractice claims and the risks associated with them. Avoid these Malpractice Claims for Optometrists Unfortunately, every practice is exposed to risk and has the potential of litigation brought against them. Some of the most common [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|Insurance tips, Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments

The Liability of Not Having the Right 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. General Liability and Malpractice Insurance for Optometrists Malpractice insurance is designed to cover you while you are [...]

Avoid 5 Common Malpractice Claims

Unfortunately, every practice is exposed to risk, and with risk comes the potential of a lawsuit. This article outlines the 5 most common malpractice claims and tips on how to avoid them. Inadequate Informed Consent – Having the proper informed consent documents for each patient is critical and one of the easiest areas of your [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Malpractice Insurance|0 Comments