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2022 President-Elect Nominee: Daniel J. Briceland, MD

It is an incredible honor and privilege to be nominated to serve as Academy president. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve at this critical time for our members and profession as we continue to recover from the many challenges faced during the pandemic. In addition, our Academy will be in the midst of transitioning to a new CEO following the retirement of David Parke II, MD, whose tenure resulted in many innovative and transformational changes, such as the IRIS® Registry. Read more at AAO.org.


 I have spent my entire career in the trenches advocating for our patients and profession. As ophthalmologists, we’ve been engaged in a valiant fight to defend the facts we all know to be true – ophthalmic surgical practice requires the training and education achieved during our years of medical school, residency, fellowship, and hands-on experience. Yet, we now feel pressures to delegate complex procedures, including surgery, to ancillary providers. This should concern us...

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Why Should I Choose a Claims Made Policy?

First, claims made and reported policies are generally less expensive than occurrence policies because claims made carriers can more accurately predict the frequency and severity of claims that will be reported during the policy period. Occurrence carriers, on the other hand, must predict not only how many claims will arise from services rendered this year and how severe they’ll be, but also when they’ll be reported...

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Best at defending claims.

An ophthalmologist pays nearly half a million dollars in premiums over the course of a career. Premium paid is directly related to a carrier’s claims experience. OMIC has a higher win rate taking tough cases to trial, full consent to settle (no hammer) clause, and access to the best experts. OMIC pays 25% less per claim than other carriers. As a result, OMIC has consistently maintained lower base rates than multispecialty carriers in the U.S.