We’ve done the homework for you with auto reform; special opportunity for your office By Jeff Spindler, Director of Property/Casualty Programs

Lost in the chaos caused by COVID-19 and the recent election is the fact that auto insurance drastically changed in the state of Michigan on July 2. Since these changes affect policies as they renew, there’s a possibility you have yet to consider what they mean for you and your family. In a “normal” year,… Continue reading

MDA Insurance closes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Our office will be closed to allow our employees the opportunity to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18. If you have a claim during this closure, please visit the Insurance tab of mdaprograms.com and scroll down to After Hours Claims Numbers for assistance. The office reopens at 8 a.m. Jan. 19.

Build your economic safety net with the right insurance products

Many MDA members are also business owners whose dental practices provide an income for themselves and others: hygienists, dental assistants, associates, and front-office personnel. So what happens when a dentist is either temporarily or permanently disabled? Life quickly can fall apart for the doctor and all those who depend on him or her for their… Continue reading

Meet Your MDA Insurance Agent

To get help with a health, life or disability insurance program, please contact your regional MDA Insurance agent by calling 800-860-2272 and using the extension indicated below. • Southeast Michigan Averill Meadows ameadows@mdaifg.com ext. 435 • Central, Kalamazoo Valley, Southwestern and Lakeland Valley districts: Rick Seely rseely@mdaifg.com ext. 411 • Remainder of state: Melanie Adler,… Continue reading

Getting to Know Medicare

Part A: Hospital insurance. There is no premium changed for Part A. It covers eligible expenses of hospitalization, qualified home health care, skilled nursing care, hospice care. Part B: Outpatient care, doctor visits, diagnostic tests and exams, durable medical equipment, some preventive care. There is a premium charged, and a deductible applies. Part C: Medicare… Continue reading

Malpractice payment volume trends downward; adverse action reports trending upward

The years between 1990 and 1999 saw the greatest number of adverse action reports and malpractice award payments for dentists and dental hygienists in Michigan, according to the National Practitioners Data Bank. In those 10 years, 1,219 malpractice award payments were recorded and 521 adverse action reports were made to the NPDB. In contrast, between… Continue reading

PPP Risk Management Seminar helps avoid risk and saves money

Dentists who carry their malpractice insurance through the MDA-endorsed Professional Protector Plan (PPP) will earn a 10% discount on their premium for three consecutive years by completing a PPP risk management seminar. Everyone who completes the course will earn 4.5 hours of CE credits. The course is available to anyone and builds on the philosophy… Continue reading

Home & Auto Insurance Agents at Your Service

For assistance with home and auto insurance, please contact our team of agents by calling 800-860-2272 and entering an extension indicated below. Also visit the Insurance section of mdaprograms.com and select Home, Auto, Umbrella. Personal Lines Manager Jeni Drummond ext. 462 jdrummond@mdaifg.com Personal Lines Agents: • Beth Jackson ext. 443 bjackson@mdaifg.com • Jill Faught ext…. Continue reading