Coverage Announcement - Hurricane Volunteer Coverage

October 10, 2018

PPM will extend coverage to insured volunteers providing professional services to areas affected by hurricanes.

Overland Park, Kansas – October 10, 2018 – Due to the states of emergency in areas affected by hurricane damage, Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM) is suspending policy conditions concerning practice location notification for physician policyholders volunteering professional services in disaster relief areas.

Physicians who wish to provide their professional services in the relief areas should check the websites of the state medical board and medical society of the state where you wish to practice for the latest information and instructions for volunteers.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesia Assistants, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners employed by a PPM insured policyholder or group must coordinate coverage with PPM and the insured policyholder and/or anesthesia practice group.  

FEMA advises against volunteers self-deploying, as this creates an additional burden for first responders. Volunteers are encouraged to use either the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) or American Red Cross websites to register to volunteer.

For questions regarding your professional liability coverage please contact PPM’s Underwriting Department at 1-800-562-5589.

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