June 02, 2015
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company announced this week that it would expand its long-standing relationship with the California Medical Association (CMA). NORCAL Mutual and CMA both share a commitment to protecting physicians and patients, and ensuring the viability of the health care marketplace through advocacy. This partnership will help support the work that CMA does on behalf of its members in the coming year.
“NORCAL has always been a strong supporter of the California medical community in a variety of ways, and we are excited to continue and expand our partnership. This collaboration creates a tremendous opportunity to further support the health care community across California,” said Dustin Corcoran, CMA CEO. “We look forward to what this expansion can mean for our members and the medical community of our state.”
NORCAL Mutual has been a longtime supporter of CMA programs, such as the Western States Health Care Leadership Academy and the California Physician’s Legal Handbook (CPLH), and has worked extensively with the CMA Foundation.
“Supporting organized medicine is part of NORCAL Mutual’s DNA, and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with CMA to bring more educational opportunities to the physicians of California,” said Keith Hui, vice president of strategic partnerships for NORCAL Mutual.
One of the largest educational initiatives that NORCAL Mutual and CMA took on together was the No on Proposition 46 campaign during the 2014 election. Alongside coalition partners, they helped defeat a measure that threatened the stability of the health care market in California through grassroots education.
NORCAL Mutual will have the opportunity to provide CMA members with additional educational opportunities through this Elite Corporate Sponsorship by offering member-exclusive continuing medical education seminars. CMA members who are policyholders of NORCAL Mutual also have access to a full library of risk management material, including the award-winning, monthly risk management publication, ClaimsRx.
NORCAL Mutual is a policyholder-owned and physician-directed medical professional liability carrier dedicated to ensuring the availability of affordable and relevant coverage. Along with its subsidiary companies, PMSLIC Insurance Company and Medicus Insurance Company, NORCAL Mutual is one of the top 10 medical professional liability carriers in the nation, based on direct written premium, and holds an “A” (Excellent) rating by A.M. Best for its financial strength and stability.