Enhance your knowledge while reducing your premium

by Gerald Zarlengo, MD, Chairman & CEO, COPIC Insurance Company

The COPIC Points Program is one of the ways we partner with insureds to offer more than just traditional coverage. Our team works closely to identify educational resources that address issues relevant to your medical practice, which then allows us to offer support designed for your needs.

Participation in the COPIC Points Program allows you to earn CME credit along with “points” that apply toward an annual premium discount of 10 percent.

Attaining the 3 COPIC points needed for the discount can usually be completed in as little as three hours.

Eligible physicians can participate in the program; new COPIC insureds receive the discount in their first year but need to participate in subsequent years.

PLEASE NOTE: the annual cycle for COPIC points has changed and is now November through October (the 2023 cycle ends on Oct. 31, 2023).

Examples of the opportunities to earn COPIC points throughout the year include:

Complete an on-demand course on your own schedule – Choose from more than 40 courses that cover topics such as specialty-specific trends, managing unanticipated outcomes, patient communications, and interactive case studies. Access on-demand courses at www.callcopic.com/education.

Participate in one of our scheduled seminars – COPIC hosts virtual and in-person seminars throughout the year that range from legal topics (minors and risk, patient access to medical records, HIPAA) to medical specialty roundtables. Information about upcoming seminars can also be found at www.callcopic.com/education.

Complete an on-site, virtual, or self-assessment to identify high-risk areas in your practice or facility – Managed by specially trained nurses, COPIC’s Practice Quality Reviews, Facility Assessments, and Self Assessments offer an objective review based on evidence-based guidelines, and results help you improve your systems and address preventable risks.

Participate in a 3Rs Program training – COPIC’s industry-leading 3Rs Program helps physicians communicate with patients after an adverse outcome to address their needs, preserve the relationship and prevent litigation. We offer a training that focuses on 3Rs disclosure principles and how to effectively utilize the program. Contact Carmenlita Byrd for training information at cbyrd@copic.com or (720) 858-6131.

Complete programs offered by other organizations – COPIC will consider approving COPIC points for programs and seminars given by other organizations such as professional societies, medical societies and hospital programs (pre-approval is required).

Service plans for systems and large groups – For certain systems and large groups that meet criteria for professional review structures, organization for quality improvement, and a scheduled COPIC educational program curriculum, we offer a streamlined process to administer points.

Opioid seminars for 2023 licensure renewal

Two one-hour virtual seminars; attendees will receive 1 COPIC point and 1.0-hour of CME for attending

COPIC is pleased to announce that we will be offering virtual presentations regarding opioids that providers may use to meet the two hours of training requirements as stated by the Colorado Medical Board for licensure renewal in 2023. There is no cost to attend these, and one COPIC point will be awarded per session for eligible insureds. CME for attending COPIC’s opioid seminars will only be issued to providers who are insured by COPIC. Others may attend but will not be eligible for nor will they receive CME certificates for attending.

Per the Colorado Medical Board: Every physician and physician assistant is required to complete at least two cumulative hours of training per renewal period in order to demonstrate competency regarding the topics/areas specified in section 12-30-114(1)(a), C.R.S.

Opioid Management: A Practical Approach to a National Crisis

Attend one:

  • March 7 at 12-1 p.m.
  • March 21 at 6-7 p.m.
  • April 26 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Reducing the Burden

Attend one:

  • March 8 at 12-1 p.m.
  • March 22 at 6-7 p.m.
  • April 26 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For information on these seminars, please contact Cathi Pennetta at cpennetta@copic.com or 720-858-6228.