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What is OMIC?

OMIC, Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, is the only ophthalmologist-owned risk retention group* in the country and the only professional liability carrier sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Established in October 1987, OMIC is the largest insurer of ophthalmologists in the United States, insuring more than 4,500 Academy members nationwide. The company operates as a mutual insurance company and is governed by a Board of Directors composed of practicing ophthalmologists insured with OMIC.

*A Risk Retention Group is a chartered or licensed insurance company formed under the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986. The Risk Retention Act permits persons who practice in professions with similar liability risks to organize their own liability insurance carrier. A Risk Retention Group is owned by its members, who are also policyholders. Although a Risk Retention Group only needs to be chartered and licensed in one state, it may offer insurance coverage in other states as well. OMIC is licensed in Vermont and offers coverage in all states.

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

#2. Leader in the industry.

A-rated by AM Best, OMIC is ranked #1 among 50 malpractice insurance companies in America for financial stability. No other carrier has matched OMIC's consistent financial performance with regard to both combined and operating ratios, the two most relevant financial measurements for an insurance carrier.

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