Physicians Insurance
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Who We Are

Physicians Insurance was founded in 1981 under the auspices of the Washington State Medical Association. Physicians believed then, as they do now, that they would get better service and outcomes from a company that they owned, rather than from a giant, national firm with no local presence.

Since then, other insurance carriers have entered and left the market, but Physicians Insurance has remained the stable, committed, and local insurer for physicians, clinics, facilities, and hospitals. In the past 30 years, the company has experienced steady growth and has built a strong financial base by providing exceptional customer service at competitive rates.

Today, Physicians Insurance serves more than 8,000 members in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, and provides risk-management consulting, continuing medical education, and claims administration services. The company has grown to be the largest insurer of physicians in Washington State and is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company*.

Our Purpose
As a trusted partner, we provide solutions to physicians, groups, and facilities to manage risk, and improve healthcare quality and patient safety.

Our Core Values
We are committed to creating an environment that embodies the following values:
  • Protective: Guard against loss or harm, employ sound financial practices, and steward resources to benefit of members.
  • Principled: Be honest, trustworthy, and accountable in business and personal interactions.
  • Service Oriented: Know our customers well enough to anticipate their needs and provide support.
  • Collaborative: Work in partnership with each other and our members.
  • Forward-Thinking: Lead through continuous improvement and a drive to improve member and organizational value.

*A.M. Best’s ratings are on a scale from A++ (superior) down to D (poor) with even lower ratings for companies under regulatory supervision or in liquidation.
A Brief History of Leading the Way

Grant and Donation Requests

We are strong supporters of efforts to lower medical professional liability and improve medical education, patient safety, and development of best practices in the delivery of medical care. In order to best steward the assets of our members, information collected on the application form (linked on this page) is used to evaluate which opportunities best match the Physicians Insurance mission, vision, values, and support our strategic goals.

To assist your organization in budgeting, submissions for annual funding should be submitted to Physicians Insurance as early as possible. Final decisions on funding will be made when our physician-led Board of Directors approves our annual budget each December, and funding will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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