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Why Your Practice Needs a Backup Plan

Aug 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Everyone knows the principle behind a backup generator. When the electricity goes down, the generator powers on. In the event of an outage, your equipment stays up and running. Nothing skips a beat. Business goes on uninterrupted.

 

Don’t Let a Disability Disrupt Your Practice

 

As an independent physician and business owner, you have big responsibilities. You are first and foremost responsible for the care of your patients. Then there is the time, energy, and significant expense involved in running your office.

 

So what would happen if you were seriously ill or injured and could not work for an extended period of time? Who would see your patients? How would you meet your financial obligations? How would your practice continue to function?

 

Keep The Lights On While You Are Out

 

Business Overhead Expense insurance is like a backup generator for your practice. But instead of electricity, it provides a financial benefit – the money to help pay your business expenses if you cannot work due to a serious illness or injury.

 

Business Overhead Expense insurance can help keep your practice up and running while you take the time to recover. So you can focus on getting better, not worrying about the health of your practice.

 

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Your Absence Could Cost Money You Won’t Have

 

As mentioned, the costs of running your practice are substantial. Every month there is rent, utilities, loan payments, taxes, and the salaries of those who work for you.

 

What if you were out for 3, 6 or even 9 months? How would you make those payments? If you were not in the office to generate income, where would the money come from? Business overhead insurance can be your backup.

 

Your Replacement Comes With a Price Tag

 

Whether you are a solo practitioner or work with partners, if you were out for a long period of time, it’s likely someone would need to cover for you – a locum tenens physician. Without a replacement your patients might go elsewhere for medical care. Paying the salary of a locum tenens physician could be a heavy financial burden. Business Overhead Expense insurance can help cover that expense.

 

It’s Not Personal, It’s Business

 

At some point in your career, you may have obtained personal disability insurance. This is meant to help cover your personal income if you are too sick to work. It’s not meant to cover the expense of operating your practice.

 

Business Overhead Expense insurance is designed to provide funds to help cover the expense of running your practice – so you may not have to dip into your personal savings or retirement accounts to avoid financial disaster.

 

You Can Benefit From This Plan

 

At TMA Insurance Trust, we are deeply committed to the success of independent physicians. We appreciate your dedication, hard work, and the enormous investment you’ve made in your practice.

 

To that end, we offer TMA members exclusive access to The TMA Member Business Overhead Expense Plan issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. This plan is designed with many valuable benefits. These include:

 

Higher coverage amounts – As high as $50,000 per month for up to 24 months – for a total of up to $1,200,000.

Longer term of benefits – The 24-month benefit period is twice as long as other plans which typically only cover 12 months.

Locum Tenens coverage available – You can choose to cover the cost of a locum tenens physician which can prevent patients from seeking care elsewhere.

Retroactive benefits – If you have been unable to work for 30 continuous days, the first benefit is paid retroactively to the date of your illness or injury.

Waiver of premium – During all the time you are unable to work, your coverage will be continued at no cost to you.

Partial disability coverage – If you suffer even a partial disability, you can still receive benefits.

Flexible and customizable – The policy pays a monthly benefit based on your actual overhead costs – so you don’t have to worry about paying for more coverage than you actually need.

 

Our Advisors Work For You – And With You

 

Choosing business overhead insurance can involve many individual considerations. So we invite you to consult free of charge with one of our knowledgeable advisors. They can help tailor a plan that takes into account your specific circumstances.

 

Alternatively, if you wish, you can apply for The TMA Member Business Overhead Expense Plan issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America at any time online. To get started, click on the link below.

 

Call Now For Up to $1.2 Million of Backup Protection

 

TMA Insurance Trust advisors are not paid sales commissions – so you won’t feel any obligation or sales pressure. Their sole mission is to help you find the right plan that works for you.

 

Contact us today to back up your practice with up to $1.2 million of insurance protection. Call us at (800) 880-8181 or click on the link below.

 

To apply online for The TMA Member Business Overhead Expense Plan issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, click here.

 

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For over 60 years, TMA Insurance Trust advisors have been serving Texas physicians, their families and staff. TMA Insurance Trust prides itself on offering unbiased information and strategies to members, along with exclusive group rates on a range of the highest-rated plans in the industry.

 

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TMA Member Business Overhead Expense Insurance coverage is issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ. The Booklet-certificate contains all details, including any policy exclusions, limitations and restrictions, which may apply. CA COA #1179, NAIC #68241. Contract Series 83500.
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Topics: Life Insurance, Disability Insurance

Posted by the TMA Insurance Trust Team
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