Brokers and Underwriters
The MPI Group is a speciality specific Medical Defence Organisation, arranging professional indemnity insurance for doctors practising in the UK and including an in-house medico-legal and legal advisory service. We currently support a number of bespoke Schemes for doctors in the following specialities; ENT surgery, general surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and trauma surgery, plastic surgery and urology. We also assist a number of direct members of the MPI Group outside the Schemes.
Our product is different. Working in partnership with the Clinical Boards, we bring together a single team of doctors, lawyers, brokers and underwriters all striving to achieve the best outcome for our members. Unlike the traditional Medical Defence Organisations who tend to offer discretionary assistance on an occurrence basis, our product provides contractual certainty on a claims made basis. As long as you comply with the terms and conditions of your policy, you can be sure that you will be protected if you subsequently face a clinical negligence claim, GMC investigation, or other legal process arising from your practice of medicine.
Founded in 1967 W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC) is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States. WRBC is 354 in the Fortune 500 rankings and is rated by AM Best A+ (Superior) and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poors.*
W/R/B Underwriting, which operates Syndicate 1967, was established in 2008 as part of WRBC to underwrite within the Lloyd’s and London Market. The syndicate underwrites US$285M (2017) across multiple product lines.
W/R/B Underwriting are honoured to be the appointed insurer for the members of OTSIS. As one of the first insurers to offer Medical Malpractice insurance to surgeons in the UK, we provide a wealth of experience which enables us to deliver tailored solutions, flexible products and authoritative underwriting.
W/R/B Underwriting undertook an analysis of their product for surgeons, and following this they now have an enhanced offering including the additional benefits; contract disputes, providing assistance in a dispute with a private hospital, the provision of a no claims bonus and cover during maternity, paternity or sabbatical leave.
* Independent ratings from third party rating companies. Correct as at October 2019.