Premier Insurance Management Services (PIMS) has joined hands with Preferred Professional Insurance Company, to expand its insurance offerings in physician professional liability.

Under the terms of the new agreement, PPIC provides Premier PIMS members with a competitively priced physician professional liability product with risk management and claims-free discounts and free continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Furthermore, it also provides with customized practice assessments for physicians and staff members, "Consent to Settle" coverage to ensure rights under the policy are protected; and a quarterly interest free payment plan.

PIMS president Robert Dowdy said, "PPIC’s unique professional liability product offers a valuable opportunity for associated Premier physicians to receive expert risk education and services."

PIMS offers contracted insurance management services for hospital and health system members of Premier through agreements with national commercial insurance carriers.