nhcma at a glance

Become A Member

For over 225 years, NHCMA has represented the voice of New Haven County physicians and their patients. We offer not just a wealth of benefits, like networking events, discounts, action alerts and workshops, we also give you and your patients a way to get involved in the fight for the future of health care.

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Action Alerts

Don't be left behind! Find out the latest news, whether it's a policy change, a contract change, billing and coding news and alerts or anything else that affects the way you practice medicine.

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Calendar of Events

NHCMA's Event Calendar includes a variety of valuable seminars and events. Our goal is to offer our physician members and their staffs the knowledge and resources necessary to manage a successful practice.

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Physician Locator

Looking for a doctor who supports quality patient care? Search our directory of NHCMA members for a physician in your community. You can search by speciality or geographic location.

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Physicians

NHCMA Member Benefits

Affinity Vendors

• Health, Disability, and Professional Liability Programs

• Legislative Oversight and Key Contact Program

• Responses to Regulatory and Ethical Questions and Practice Management Inquiries

• Project Access - New Haven (Physicians, hospitals, and community organizations work together to provide donated specialty health care for low-income, uninsured individuals in the greater New Haven.)

• HAVEN (Health Assistance InterVention Education Network) Program for the Identification and Rehabilitation of Health Care Professionals Suffering Impairment

• Peer Review Programs

• Patient Advocacy

• Community Health Programs

• Health System Reform

• Educational Seminars for Physicians and Their Staffs

• Distinguished Service Award

Insurances

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE

NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT! HUB International Healthcare Solutions and Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company offer significant savings for Medical Professional Liability Insurance.

Eligible Participants: Current members of NHCMA

Coverage Features:

  • Consent to settle endorsement
  • Free tail upon retirement after 3 years
  • Three (3) year rate-stabilization endorsement

Competitive Rates: Base rates significantly lower than current market rates. Members receive an additional 10% credit.

Financially Strong: Ironshore is an "A" rated A.M. Best carrier with close to $4B in assets.

Please review the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Flyer for more information.

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND LONG TERM CARE


ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD (over 65 only)

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan F is available to members and their spouses who wish to obtain Medicare eligibility with unlimited drug coverage. The Unlimited Prescription Rider is available to members through the NHCMA and is not available on a direct individual basis. For those who prefer, there is also coverage without the RX Rider.

CIGNA DENTAL

CIGNA offers two plans. Comprehensive Dental Plan and CIGNA Dental Care (DMO) provide benefits for Type I, Type II and Type III Services. The managed dental plan offers orthodontia coverage and unlimited maximum benefits when using participating dentists.

DISABILITY

New England Disability

Coverage can be designed to meet your individual circumstances and specific needs. It is an individual noncancelable and guaranteed renewable policy. Rates are guaranteed not to change to age 65 and an "own occupation" definition is available. Various benefit durations, elimination periods, inflation protection, partial disability and Social Security offsets can be incorporated. New Haven County doctors and employees receive a 15% premium discount.

Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Company

The individual disability program under Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Co. has remained stable in its retention of members. Massachusetts Casualty was sold to Centre Solutions Group, a member of Zurich Financial Services Group by Sun Life of Canada last year. No new policies are being sold as a result of this transaction. No change in the terms and conditions of these policies will occur as a result of this transaction. These policies are noncancelable as long as policyholders continue to pay their premiums in accordance with the terms of their policies.

MetLIfe

Up to $17,000 per month benefits available at a 10% Association discount. Optional riders include residual disability, your occupation, cost of living adjustment, and automatic increase benefit.


 

This listing of Preferred Vendors provided by the Association has been prepared for the convenience of our members.  Some of these vendors may pay the Association a fee.  This listing does not constitute a guaranty of the services and products provided by the Preferred Vendors.  The Association has no control over the services and products of the Preferred Vendors and it makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding any Preferred Vendor.  The Association assumes no responsibility for any matters arising, directly or indirectly, between you and the Preferred Vendors.  You are strongly encouraged to perform your own independent evaluation and due diligence of the appropriateness of any Preferred Vendor for your needs.  You are utilizing any Preferred Vendor listed at your own risk."