Protect Your Future Income with Disability Insurance

Can we take a few minutes to talk about the rest of your life? As a dentist, you’ve spent a lot of time and money investing in your career. So what are your goals? Buy a house, a new car, start your own practice? Your income and ability to make money is the foundation for all of your goals. You need to protect that foundation. You insure your house and your vehicle. Why wouldn’t you protect the very thing that ...

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Telephone Communication for Health Care Providers: Safety Strategies

Nicole Franklin, MS, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company                     

The way we communicate has changed dramatically over the years. Even with the introduction of technology-based communications, such as social networking sites, telemedicine, and texting, the telephone call is still the most widely used communication tool between health care providers and patients. Telephone conversations can, however, present difficulties and may be inherently deceptive if both parties lack the ability ...

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4 Things You Need to Review Before Renewing Your Office Insurance

FDA Services (FDAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Florida Dental Association (FDA), is an insurance agency created for and benefiting dentists. We work tirelessly to secure the best carriers and lines of insurance dentists need throughout their careers. FDAS provides the best coverage at the most affordable prices with incomparable customer service.

It’s important that FDA members and FDAS clients are aware that the property insurance market in Florida is hardening. This means that coverages are more difficult ...

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Patient Relations: Anticipate and Address Challenging Situations

By Richard Cahill, JD, VP & Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company

The Doctor’s Advocate | Third Quarter 2021  | An Ounce of Prevention                         

  

The Doctors Company’s dedicated patient safety risk managers deliver a wide range of expert services and resources to you — the member — including personal telephone consultations to help guide you through challenging situations. A recent review of our call data shows that “patient relations” and “patient termination” consistently appear ...

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4 Cybersecurity Awareness Tips

FDA Services has seen an alarming increase in cyberattacks on dental offices in the past few years. This year has especially had a sharp increase, which is why we partnered with Coalition Insurance to bring our members cybersecurity and insurance. Even if you choose not to use Coalition Insurance as your cyber insurance provider, please make sure you have this coverage in place! We recommend at the minimum $250 per patient record in coverage. 

Below are four cybersecurity awareness ...

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The Security Risk Analysis and its Many Misconceptions

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HIPAA is kind of like a puzzle — without having each and every individual requirement in place, your practice can’t consider itself fully compliant. But much like building a jigsaw blindfolded, it’s a lot harder to piece together the big picture of compliance with all the misconceptions out there masking what HIPAA’s requirements actually entail.

Now, the first piece in this so-called “HIPAA puzzle” is the Security Risk Analysis (SRA), which requires all ...

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Why it’s Vital to Choose a Doctor-owned Medical Malpractice Insurer

Robert E. White Jr., chief operating officer of The Doctors Company, the Florida Dental Association’s endorsed malpractice carrier, discusses how a doctor-owned company offers benefits that shareholder-owned companies can’t match.

FDA Services’ experienced staff is ready to get to work for you — call or text 850.681.2996 or email [email protected] to ...

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4 Tips to Maximize Your Disability Benefits

By Scott Ruthstrom, FDA Services Chief Operating Officer

Dentists understand the importance of purchasing a quality disability income insurance policy, but are you ensuring you receive every dollar you’re eligible for? Not having enough disability income or saving a few bucks by passing on available options and riders can make a tremendous financial difference. Should you fall victim to an accident or an extended illness, be sure you have your financial well-being fully protected.

1. Max out ...

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Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

June 1 is the official start of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season! Don’t let that important date pass you by without reviewing your storm readiness plan and ensuring you have the right coverages in place to protect your practice. Creating an airtight plan now will give you the peace of mind to focus your attention on other challenges your dental practice may face in the coming months. 

Here are a few points to keep in mind this season:

  • Flood policies have a 30-day waiting period before ...
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Why You Need Office Insurance

By Dan Zottoli, FDA Services Director of Sales – Atlantic Coast

For many, practice ownership is the ultimate reward for the years of dedication to the dental profession. You spent the time in school. You spent the time working for another office honing your skills and learning the ins and outs of managing a practice. You are ready. So, what comes next?

Like all things, a new venture requires a new train of thought and usually a list of insurance needs. These ...

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