Lloyd’s Broker Servca Acquires MedMal Specialist Medicas

Independent Lloyd’s retail broker Servca Group announced the acquisition of Medicas, an independent insurance specialist that offers a wide range of medical indemnity, medical malpractice and healthcare liability insurance for healthcare groups, entities and individual practitioners.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Medicas is backed with “A”-rated capacity and “union style” support with a legal and clinical advisory panel. Owned and managed by medical professionals, Medicas understands the risks faced by healthcare practitioners and organizations, said Servca in a statement.

Cover includes:

  • Medical indemnity (individuals)
  • Medical malpractice (SMEs and corporates)
  • Medical liabilities (medical products, devices and manufacturers)
  • Life Sciences (clinical trials and pharmaceuticals)
  • Tele-medicine and healthcare technology

Medicas membership also offers expert, first-hand advice of potential exposures and any gaps in current insurance programs and can develop bespoke medical insurance policies for clients.

Medicas works with clients in handling complaints, defending and paying claims and crisis management, including guaranteeing insurance renewal following a claim/complaint to ensure continuity.

“I’m really pleased to be announcing the acquisition of Medicas by Servca today. Unlike a conventional broker, we understand the clinical elements of our clients’ work, allowing us to have an in-depth conversation with insurers and underwriters when structuring policies,” commented Dr. Edwin Rajadurai, managing director, Medicas, in a statement.

“We want to give healthcare professionals peace of mind and remove the stress of potentially being unrepresented in a legal claim or complaint, by minimising and removing any gaps in cover and ensuring their financial stability by offering flexibility in payments,” he added.

“As a qualified medical doctor with extensive clinical knowledge, I am very much aware how important it is for medical professionals and organisations to secure the right insurance giving adequate cover to protect themselves against human error, malfunction or potential negligence,” Rajadurai said.

“The medical malpractice and negligence sector has become a litigious environment, and we are committed to harnessing our strong relationships in the insurance market to build robust medical malpractice policies that are structured around the most relevant exposures of our clients.”

Medicas is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and has an advisory board, made up entirely of medical and legal professionals, to provide impartial and additional governance for all its policyholders.

Healthcare entities that are eligible for cover include: individual medical professionals, private hospitals and clinics, GP surgeries and support staff, dental clinics and support staff, offshore medical operators and umbrella locum agencies.

Source: Servca Group

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