COMPARE AND BUY DOCTOR'S PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Doctors covers legal liability arising from errors and omissions on the part of Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) while rendering professional service to their Patients.

Who can take this Policy

Doctors and medical practitioners - covers registered medical practitioners like physicians, surgeons, cardiologists, pathologists etc.

Medical establishments - covers legal liability falling on the medical establishment such as hospitals and nursing homes, as a result of error or omission committed by any named professional or qualified assistants engaged by the medical establishment.

Scope

The policy covers all sums which the insured professional becomes legally liable to pay as damages to third party in respect of any error and/or omission on his/her part committed whilst rendering professional service. Legal cost and expenses incurred in defense of the case, with the prior consent of the insurance company, are also payable, subject to the overall limit of indemnity selected.

Only civil liability claims are covered. Any liability arising out of any criminal act or act committed in violation of any law or ordinance is not covered

How to select the sum insured?

In Professional Indemnity Policy, the sum insured is referred to as Limit of Indemnity. This limit is fixed per accident and per policy period which is called Any One Accident (AOA) limit and Any One Year (AOY) limit respectively. The ratio of AOA limit to AOY limit can be chosen from the following:

  • 1:1
  • 1:2
  • 1:3
  • 1:4

The AOA limit, which is the maximum amount payable for each accident, should be fixed taking into account the nature of activity of the insured and the maximum number of people who could be affected and maximum property damage that could occur, in the worst possible accident.