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OMIC Announces 15% Policyholder Dividend to be Paid in 2019

It is hard to imagine how OMIC’s bottom line could be stronger. Our surplus position is arguably the best in the industry. A premium-to-surplus ratio of .19 to 1 is almost unheard of historically. At the same time, OMIC’s rates in the vast majority of the U.S. are significantly lower than our competitors and our average dividend returns during the past decade have averaged nearly three times higher than the industry.

We are able to achieve these results primarily due to our better defense of claims, lower relative operating costs, superior investment returns, and your continued support of our company. Due to OMIC’s continued healthy balance sheet, I am pleased to report that current insurance rates will be extended through 2019 in all states and territories and your Board has approved another significant policyholder dividend to be paid in 2019, equal to 15% of your 2018 annual premium.

2017 Dividend
Declared dividend was 19.8% of earned premium (vs. 5.7% for industry).
(approx $8 Million)

Cumulative Dividends
5 Year 77.7% 10 Year 181.5%

Tim Padovese
OMIC President and CEO

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Six reasons OMIC is the best choice for ophthalmologists in America.

#6. Supporting your specialty.

OMIC was founded by members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology nearly a quarter century ago and is the only carrier sponsored and endorsed by AAO. OMIC is also endorsed by 40 other ophthalmic societies. The OMIC partnerships with state and subspecialty societies qualifies their members for an exclusive 8% premium credit. Contact your state society for details.

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