Bracing for Change: Medical professional liability (MPL) insurance costs at a crossroads

February 2011
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Bracing for Change: Medical professional liability (MPL) insurance costs at a crossroads

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This latest PwC insurance publication says that careful consideration of the impact of potential changes will better prepare healthcare providers, liability insurers, and medical professionals for changes in MPL insurance costs before they actually occur, and also describes developments and strategies that could potentially limit MPL insurance costs in the long-term.

Although they have remained stable in recent years, medical professional liability (MPL) insurance costs are expected to rise in the near future. This is the result of general inflationary pressures and challenges to tort reform, as well as societal changes - both demographic and legislative - that are likely to increase healthcare utilization. This latest PwC insurance publication says that careful consideration of the impact of these potential changes will better prepare healthcare providers, liability insurers, and medical professionals for changes in MPL insurance costs before they actually occur, and also describes developments and strategies that could potentially limit MPL insurance costs in the long-term.