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. 

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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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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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Should Dentists in One Office Have One Malpractice Insurer?

Laura Archer, Vice President of Underwriting, The Doctors Company

Protecting your practice against allegations of professional negligence is of the utmost importance in today’s litigious environment. One often overlooked strategy for a group practice is having all dental professionals covered by the same malpractice insurer. With a group policy, a practice can keep up with changes, avoid damaging conflicts, maximize chances for desirable outcomes when claims arise — and even potentially realize a positive impact on premium.

As your practice matures, the ...

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Life Insurance Planning

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

Life insurance planning can sometimes be overwhelming, causing many to put off this particularly important conversation. Many people don’t want to face their own mortality, let alone deal with trying to filter through the many options available. The process can be made much simpler if you focus on WHY, HOW MUCH and WHAT TYPE.

WHY?
The need for life insurance coverage can be broken down in the simplest terms. For example, ...

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How to Protect Your Future Income? 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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