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Malpractice Insurance

Individual Professional Liability

In Massachusetts, physicians are required to carry professional liability insurance to protect against allegations of malpractice. This is the most important insurance a physician will buy.

There are a number of plans available for professional liability coverage, and limits vary. PIAM has a selection of carriers and offers both Occurrence and Claims Made coverage. PIAM can provide you with competitive quotes for excellent policies.

Credits & Discounts Available

  • Claims Free Credit
  • Part-time Practice Credit
  • Moonlighting Credit
  • New to Practice Credit
  • Emergency Physician Credit
  • Risk Management Program Credits
  • SpecialtySociety Program Credits

PA & NP Coverage

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, responsible for expanded duties that closely parallel that of a physician, have quite a bit more exposure to claims than the traditional nurse and should purchase coverage accordingly. 


VICARIOUS Liability exists on the policy to provide coverage for the employer only with regard to acts of the employees.  NO COVERAGE is provided for the employee under this part of the policy.  In essence, the employer is likely to be sued if the employee is sued for malpractice, and this part of the policy will cover the employer’s defense and settlement costs.

NAMED EMPLOYEES or ADDITIONAL INTERESTS coverage is an optional coverage on the policy of the employer, and extends the coverage limits to include employees, who may either share in the entity’s limits of liability or be protected under a separate limit of liability.  Depending upon the policy form, there may or may not be a charge for this coverage.

Contact PIAM

  • Telephone Numbers
781-434-7525 Insurance All Departments
781-434-7398 Medigap, MMS Member Benefits, Health, Financial Services, and Long-Term Care
  • Fax Number
  • 781-434-6929