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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

MEMBER BENEFITS

MEMBER BENEFITS
MEMBER BENEFITS

COPIC Medical Malpractice Insurance
We’ve Got More Than Just Your Back
Nationally recognized for patient safety and risk management programs that support insureds, COPIC is endorsed by the NMA as the medical professional liability carrier of choice for its members. COPIC insures physicians, allied health providers, medical practices, facilities, and hospitals.

  • Up to 15% premium reduction.  Members receive a 5% premium reduction and qualify for an additional 10% premium reduction for participating in COPIC Risk Management Programs.
  • Proven experience in reducing claims-COPIC’s claim frequency is 30% below the national average.
  • On-site, no-cost reviews that identify high-risk areas.
  • 24/7 risk management hotline staffed by physicians.
  • Direct access to medical, legal, and HR experts to answer your questions.

For more information; 800-421-1834 x 6186 + kstepien@copic.com + www.callcopic.com

Nebraska Medical Association Insurance Group
Risk Management Programs for you and your Practice
The Nebraska Medical Association Insurance Group (NMAIG) is your insurance consultant providing a full range of risk management and insurance services supporting the health care industry.

  • Risk Management services.
  • Insurance programs for Medical Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Workers’ Compensation, and more.
  • Employee Benefit programs for Health, Life, Dental, and Disability.
  • Personal Insurance options.
  • Financial Planning services.

For more information, contact Scott Morris at 800-344-5624 or scottm@nebmed.org.

First National Bank Wealth Management
Helping You Build a Simplified and Successful Financial Life
With nearly 90 years of strong and stable experience, there aren’t many challenges we haven’t faced. Our mission is to use an integrated, team approach to deliver solutions customized to meet your unique needs. Because when your banking, investments, and estate planning are coordinated, it simplifies your financial life.

  • Independent, privately-held bank owned by the same family for six generations.
  • More than $9 billion in assets with over $32 billion under administration.
  • Managing money for individuals and families since 1929.
  • Recognized by J.D. Power for the “Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Midwest”.

For more information; nmamember@fnni.com + www.fnbo.com/wealth

First National Bank Physicians Mortgage Loan
As a physician, your financial needs are unique and require solutions that are tailored to your lifestyle. Our Physicians Mortgage Loan offers competitive rates and flexible terms.

  • Down payment requirement as low as 3%.  Gift funds allowed for down payment.
  • No mortgage insurance required.
  • Loan amounts up to $1,000,000.
  • Flexible guidelines: qualify for a loan based on your credit history and a secured employment contract.
  • No fees/penalty for paying off your loan early.
  • Save up to $400 off closing costs.
  • For younger physicians/residents with student loans, outstanding loan amounts will be excluded from the debt to income (DTI) calculated ratio if the student loan payments are deferred for 12 months (from loan closing). Maximum DTI is 45% of gross income.

For more information; 402-602-2726 + rlarsen@fnni.com + www.firstnational.com/mortgage/rlarsen

AAA
Expect Something More
You drive with greater peace of mind every day.  It's a great comfort knowing AAA is standing by, ready to help you, 24 hours a day.

  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Saving You Money
  • Travel Agency
  • Insurance
  • Mobile App

For more information; Benefit Sheet + 402-441-4500 x 552 + scrigoll@aaane.com

Atlantic Health Partners
Strengthen Your Immunization Efforts with the Leading Vaccine Buying Group

To help you save money on vaccine purchases, the NMA has partnered with Atlantic Health Partners, a physician purchasing program.

  • Most favorable pricing for Sanofi, Merck, Pfizer, and Seqirus vaccines.
  • Discounts for medical and office supplies and services.
  • Reimbursement support and advocacy.
  • Medicare Part D Vaccine Program.

For more information; 800-741-2044 + info@atlantichealthpartners.com + www.atlantichealthpartners.com

Best Card
Local Payment Processing Solutions
Nebraska-owned, family operated merchant services provider with offices in both Lincoln and Omaha. NMA members have access to industry low rates, local support, and up-to-date payment processing solutions. We offer a variety of solutions to fit your office’s needs including terminal-based, web-based, and mobile.

  • 24/7 customer support.
  • Compatible with most existing equipment.
  • Cutting edge credit card hardware and web-based systems.
  • Free website payment portal.
  • Lowest pricing for new chip-ready terminals.
  • Next day funding available (if settled before 6pm CST).
  • Recurring payments .
  • Virtual terminal for back office processing.

For more information; 402-206-2233 + NMA@bestcardpayments.com + www.BestCardPayments.com

DocBook MD
HIPAA-Secure Mobile Messaging
The NMA has partnered with DocbookMD to bring members HIPAA-secure messaging tool at no cost.

  • Messaging: Send/receive images files, lab results, x-rays, and other documentation.
  • Security: HIPAA-secure, HITRUST certified messaging from the web or from your smartphone.
  • Support: Support based in Austin, Texas.
  • Directory: Instantly access a directory of NMA members to securely communicate with colleagues.
  • No additional setup: DocbookMD is HIPAA secure out of the box and signs Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) for all users.
  • Upgrade: Add office staff and care team members to simplify communication within your practice.

To get started:
1. Claim your account here.
2. Download the app for iOS, Android, or text docbookmd to 31996 and get the download link sent directly to your phone. You can also access the web version from your desktop or laptop.
3. Log in to DocbookMD and start messaging! If you need help, here is a quick start guide with a few basics and available features.

For assistance or more information; 888-447-3707 + docbookmd.help@scryptinc.com + www.docbookmd.com

LendKey – Student Loan Refinancing

Save Thousands on Your Student Loans by Refinancing with a Community Lender
NMA has partnered with LendKey to give members access to LendKey’s exclusive network of 250+ community lenders for free refinancing offers in minutes.

  • Highest chance of approval with LendKey’s network of not-for-profit lenders.
  • Check real rates in 2 minutes and keep payments low with an interest only payment option.
  • No handoffs mean you’re with our customer care team from application to final payment.
  • Refinance all private and federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Even more benefits like cosigner release, unemployment protection, and no fees.

For more information; 888-549-9050 + customer.care@lendkey.com + www.LKrefi.com/nma-members

MedjetHorizon
Medical Transport, Travel Security, Crisis Response
When and where medical mishaps and crisis events occur during travel are out of your control. With a MedjetHorizon Membership, you have an empowering solution: Unrivaled control of your health, safety, and security. MedjetHorizon Membership includes the core air medical transport benefits of the MedjetAssist Membership, plus the benefits of travel security and crisis response.

The NMA has partnered with MEDJET, a global air medical transport, travel security, and crisis response membership program, to provide
Nebraska Medical Association members elevated travel protection at reduced membership rates.

  • Discounted annual membership rates exclusive to NMA members, staff, and friends ($235 Individual/$360 Family).
  • Comprehensive air medical transfer to a member’s home-country hospital of choice - even if the member is in an adequate facility.
  • No requirements for critical or life-threatening illness of injury.
  • On-demand access to a dedicated 24/7.

For more information; 800-527-7478 + www.Medjet.com/NEBMED

National/Enteprise Rent-A-Car
Rental Car Discounts
National/Enterprise Rent-A-Car® is the first choice for business travelers who need to rent near their home or office while providing savings to their company. National Car Rental® has long been favored by frequent renters at airports for speed and vehicle choice. With Emerald Club, the loyalty program of National Car Rental, members enjoy expedited service, greater ease and exclusive rewards when renting at both Enterprise and National worldwide.

  • Bypass the counter and choose your own car.
  • E-receipts for faster rental return.
  • Emerald Aisle Access - Choose any car (Midsize and above) on the Emerald Aisle and only pay the Midsize rate (in U.S. and Canada).
  • Earn Emerald Club rental credits at participating Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations.

For more information; 877-881-5500 + https://www.nationalcar.com

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS
ADVOCATING FOR OUR PHYSICIANS

Lobbying
NMA advocates for Nebraska physicians and patients at the state and national level. NMA meets with state and national elected officials on a regular basis to educate and discuss issues affecting medicine as well as the impact different legislation will have on patients and physicians in Nebraska.

Nebraska Hospital Medical Liability Act
Nebraska is a more desirable state to practice medicine because of our malpractice cap. This is due to the efforts of the NMA Professional Liability Committee that continues to work with the Legislature, Nebraska Patient Safety Coalition, as well as, malpractice carriers to maintain and protect the cap ensuring the overall safety and protection of Nebraskans.

Nebraska Medical Foundation
The NMA Foundation awards approximately $50,000 in scholarships to medical students annually.

Nebraska Medical Political Action Committee
Our PAC meets routinely throughout the year to identify and support candidates and legislators who understand and are supportive of Nebraska physician and patient issues.

Physician Specialty/Subspecialty Committee
NMA’s newest committee is composed of physician leaders from specialty and subspecialty societies in Nebraska. The committee discusses and examines health policy issues that affect Nebraska patients and physicians.

Payor Related Issues
NMA represents the interest of physicians on important topics that include: behavioral health, health care reform, insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, professional liability, public health, rural health, workers’ compensation and many more.

Numerous NMA committees focus on keeping close connections between the medical community and insurers. Members are represented on the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee that meets regularly with the Director of Medicaid and CMS to discuss issues and changes within programs such as: WPS, Medicare’s Carrier Advisory Council that helps influence Local Coverage Determinations; and WPS’s Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group to discuss administrative concerns and provider education regarding claims and payments.

State Senator Meetings
The NMA stays in contact with state senators keeping them informed on legislation important to medicine and patient safety. There are several opportunities throughout the year for members to meet with state senators and discuss upcoming legislation and concerns as well as testify before legislative committees.

Our Legislative Advocacy Breakfast is held annually at the Capitol the beginning of the year providing you the opportunity to meet with senators early in the session. Candidate forums occur in election years providing individuals running for state Legislature an opportunity to introduce themselves to representatives of the medical community. We encourage you to meet with senators individually and have talking points available. To keep you informed during the session, legislative updates and bill tracking reports are emailed on a weekly basis via our NMA STAT newsletter.

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PATIENTS

ADVOCATING FOR OUR PATIENTS
ADVOCATING FOR OUR PATIENTS

Concussion Coalition
The NMA is actively involved with the Nebraska Concussion Coalition that is taking the lead in implementing steps to improve awareness and change concussion management at play, school, and home. Educational learning modules have been developed and are available to all healthcare providers.

Patient Safety
LB 25, which provides for a patient safety fee to fund the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS), has passed Select File in the 2019 Legislature. LB 25 increases physicians’ licensure fees by $50 biennially and physician assistants’ licensure fees by $20 biennially to fund the NCPS with a goal to reduce medical errors.

Motorcycle Helmet Law
The NMA remains steadfast in the fight against the repeal of the state’s motorcycle helmet law which is repeatedly brought before the Legislature. This session, LB368 was introduced to repeal the helmet law. The NMA continues to be instrumental in the oppositional debate, working with the helmet coalition and partners. 

Seat Belt & Child Restraint Use
The NMA advocates for strong laws on seat belt and child restraint use because we know these safety measures save lives. The NMA supports several bills this year including LB 620 which would make texting while driving a primary offense, and LB 39 which would move seat belt violations from a secondary to a primary offense.

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