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What is the Academy’s role with respect to OMIC?

In the mid 1980’s, when ophthalmologists around the country voiced their concern over extremely high rates charged by other insurance carriers, the American Academy of Ophthalmology responded by helping to create an independent insurance carrier, OMIC, to write professional liability coverage exclusively for its members. Although the Academy sponsors OMIC in this role and many of OMIC’s Board members are or have been active in voluntary capacities with the Academy, OMIC operates as a separate and independent company. OMIC, not the Academy, is solely responsible for all insurance and business decisions, including coverage, underwriting, claims, and defense decisions.

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Largest insurer in the U.S.

OMIC is the largest insurer of ophthalmologists in the United States and we've been the only physician-owned carrier to continuously offer coverage in all states since 1987. Our fully portable policy can be taken with you wherever you practice. Should you move to a new state or territory, you're covered without the cost or headache of applying for new coverage.