ISMIE-SEMPIC Merger Means New Liability Insurance Carrier for DMC Doctors

Southeast Michigan Physicians’ Insurance Co. (SEMPIC), which has been providing comprehensive medical professional liability insurance for Detroit Medical Center (DMC) physicians for more than a decade, has merged with the Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. after receiving all required regulatory approvals.
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Southeast Michigan Physicians’ Insurance Co., which has provided medical professional liability insurance to DMC physicians for more than a decade, has merged with Chicago’s based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. Pictured is DMC Heart Hospital. // File photo

Southeast Michigan Physicians’ Insurance Co. (SEMPIC), which has been providing comprehensive medical professional liability insurance for Detroit Medical Center (DMC) physicians for more than a decade, has merged with the Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. after receiving all required regulatory approvals.

Under the terms of the merger, SEMPIC will continue to operate under the same name, but as a division of ISMIE Mutual. Global professional services firm Marsh will continue to operate as the SEMPIC administrator under the new structure.

“I extend a warm welcome to the Detroit Medical Center’s medical professionals, who will now receive their medical professional liability coverage from ISMIE Mutual,” says Dr. Paul H. DeHaan, chairman of ISMIE. “We expect a very seamless transition for our new policyholders.”

“ISMIE is always looking for strategic opportunities to offer our tailored coverages to markets nationwide,” he continued. “Through our due diligence process, we found that SEMPIC and ISMIE align well in many areas. This addition is a great business fit with the benefit of helping to significantly grow ISMIE’s presence in southeast Michigan.”

The merger was approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Access to coverage through SEMPIC will remain limited to DMC health professionals.

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