Due to severe flooding, Cook, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties in Illinois have been declared as disaster areas by Governor Bruce Rauner. As a courtesy to our policyholders in these affected areas as they work through the aftermath of the storms, NORCAL Mutual will not issue any non-renewals until this measure has lifted on September 30, 2017.
Additionally no Notices of Cancellation will be issued until September 30, 2017. Any Notices of Cancellations that were generated on or after July 12, 2017, prior to NORCAL being notified, have been lifted.
The Illinois Department of Insurance is available for filing a complaint regarding any disaster-related dispute or issue. Consumers may call the Department’s toll-free complaint hotline at 866.445.5364, or file a complaint online at: https://mc.insurance.illinois.gov/messagecenter.nsf
If you have any questions or concerns about your affected policy, please contact NORAL’s Customer Service at 844.4NORCAL.
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company will offer medical professional liability insurance to Connecticut physicians, beginning July 1, 2017. This is the latest market entry for NORCAL, which provides coverage to 36 states as well as the District of Columbia. NORCAL provides protection for medical professionals against risks associated with practicing medicine in today’s environment, including robust cyber liability and practice administrative defense insurance
“We are excited to be able to offer medical professionals in Connecticut a new option for insurance with a financially strong company with national resources and local expertise,” Ron Rumin, senior vice president of business development for NORCAL said. “NORCAL has served neighboring Rhode Island for more than 20 years and we are looking forward to our expansion into Connecticut.”
On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the duty to obtain informed consent is held by the physician. The ruling states:
The NORCAL Mutual Board of Directors met for the Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, June 3, in San Francisco, CA. During the Annual Meeting, members re- elected Sandra L. Beretta, MD, Scott Diener, Steven Packer, MD, and Rebecca J. Patchin, MD, as Directors to serve a three-year term until the Annual Meeting of Members to be held in 2020. Dr. Beretta also takes the helm of the board following the end of the term of Jaan E. Sidorov, MD.