NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MEDICAL COMMISSION

Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman
6204 N. State Street     Jackson, MS 39213     601-956-6452
e-mail: DrFrankMcCune@bellsouth.net     web site: www.19thofJune.com


January 8, 2005

Dear Physician:

We are attempting to determine if companies that offer malpractice insurance coverage discriminate against minority physicians in their attempt to minimize their risk in the market place. We know for instance, that in several counties where large medical malpractice awards were granted, African-American physicians comprise the majority of the providers of service. The issue is to determine if the malpractice insurance companies restrict policy writing in these areas and, if so, what creates the basis for such restriction. Secondly, we will determine if there are differences in premium rates or terms of policies. Your cooperation in this endeavor will be invaluable to our success. In order for us to update our communication files with you, please complete the following:

Telephone number: ______________________________________

Fax number: ___________________________________________

e-mail: ________________________________________________

Please print and return both letter and survey to the above address. Your information will be kept confidential on an as need to know basis only.

Sincerely Yours,

Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A.
Chairman, NJMC

cc: Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

enclosure

An official commission of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
P.O. Box 269    Belzoni, MS 39038    662-247-1471    662-247-1384 Fax e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com
web sites: www.Juneteenth.us    www.19thofJune.com


PHYSICIAN PROFESSIONAL LIABILTY INSURANCE SURVEY


We are conducting a survey to see if our members are being treated fairly by the insurance companies writing professional, liability insurance.

We need to know as early as reasonably the following:

1. The name of your professional insurance company:

_________________________________________________________

2. Have you applied for medical liability coverage after December 31, 1999, and your request for coverage was denied.
     YES____    NO____

If your answer is yes, please give the name of the insurance company you applied to for coverage:

_______________________________________________________

3. Have you had a policy for professional liability coverage that was not renewed by the company after December 31, 1999?
    YES____    NO____

If your answer is yes, please give the name of the insurance company:

_______________________________________________________

4. Have you had a policy or professional liability coverage that was cancelled by the after December 31, 1999?
     YES____    NO____

If your answer is yes, please give the name of the insurance company:

_______________________________________________________

5. Have you ever applied to Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) and your request for coverage was denied?
    YES____    NO____

6. Have you ever had professional liability coverage with Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) and your coverage was:

     Cancelled by MACM?    YES____    NO____
     Not renewed by MACM?    YES____    NO____

Please print survey and letter, answer the above questions and return your answers to us by mail to:

Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A.
NJMC
6204 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39213

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