American Academy of Emergency Medicine

American Academy of Emergency Medicine Announces New Member Benefit — The AAEM Insurance Program

January 15, 2014

Hays Contact: Erin Gibbs                                                                         
Telephone: 202-263-4012
Email: egibbs@hayscompanies.com

AAEM Contact: Laura Burns
Telephone: 800-884-2236
Email: lburns@aaem.org

MILWAUKEE — The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) has partnered with Hays Affinity to offer its members an exclusive professional liability/malpractice insurance program designed only for AAEM members. The program consists of a preferred rating structure and coverage features designed specifically for AAEM. Hays will act as an advocate and will assist members through the entire application process. Any members interested in finding out more information should visit: https://aaem.haysaffinity.com.

“We are excited to present this exclusive insurance program for our members, one that is designed specifically for the emergency physician that offers comprehensive coverage options and a preferred rating structure. When your individual or group policy is up for renewal, please consider utilizing this exclusive AAEM member benefit and contact Hays for a quote on your professional liability insurance policy,” explained AAEM President, William T. Durkin, Jr., MD MBA FAAEM.

Benefits for AAEM Members:

  • Preferred Premium Rates for AAEM Members        
  • Professional Liability Insurance Policy Form Exclusively for AAEM Members
  • Advocacy for AAEM Members
  • Ease of Application Process and Assistance
  • Reduced Renewal Application Process

Coverage Highlights:

  • Designed three distinct coverage plans — Standard, Premium & Prestige
  • Written Demand Option or Incident Sensitive Trigger
  • Defense Outside or Inside the limits             
  • Punitive damages — where allowable by state law
  • Options for Consent to Settle
  • Death Disability and Retirement Included after three years of coverage
  • Available Prior acts/Retro-date coverage
  • Extended Reporting Period Options
  • Medical License Defense Coverage Sub-limit
  • Medicare & Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Sub-limit
  • Abuse & Molestation Coverage Sub-limit

The immediate past president, Howard Blumstein, MD FAAEM, stated, “The AAEM reviewed multiple insurance proposals and chose Hays based on the exclusive product offering, excellent client service and the strong desire to form a long-term partnership while creating a valuable member benefit insurance program for AAEM members.”


Hays Companies is one of the fastest growing, privately held insurance brokers in the country. Since its founding in 1994, the company has grown to over 550 experienced professionals in more than 30 offices across the United States. The company’s expertise is helping clients protect assets and earnings, manage risk, and solve problems with a focus on measurable results. For more information, visit: URL.

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is the specialty society in emergency medicine today. As an organization, AAEM believes achievement of board certification represents the only acceptable method of attaining recognition as a specialist in emergency medicine. For more information about AAEM, our mission and programs, please visit please visit www.aaem.org or call 800-884-2236. Connect with AAEM, www.aaem.org/connect