About BMS Group and HPIA
BMS Group is the exclusive broker for the CASW insurance program. BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd., headquartered in Ottawa, is part of the Specialty Risk division of BMS Group, a Lloyd’s of London broker. Their team of industry experts provide unparalleled risk management and brokerage services while offering a comprehensive range of insurance products and resources to Canadian associations and their members.
Healthcare Professionals Insurance Alliance (HPIA)
Located in the BMS Ottawa office, the Healthcare Professionals Insurance Alliance (HPIA) designs and manages unique program structures that allow participating organizations and members to be directly involved in the services development, governance and strategic decision-making of the Alliance.
Groups and individuals participating in the HPIA receive dedicated medico-legal advice, risk management and brokerage services delivered by industry experts. Based on liability trends in specific health care professions, in this model risk management and patient safety have a direct, positive financial impact on premiums and loss reserves – making them a key priority.
HPIA partners with many of Canada’s leading associations in designing programs for members, by members – providing superior legal defense services and claims management with a focus on offering the resources, structures, products and solutions customized to the needs of individual clients.
Our experts are eager to educate about the many benefits of the HPIA, which are unlike anything else available in the industry. Participation offers immediate rewards, which includes the opportunity to collectively invest in the future development of a “by member, for member” structure.
Member representatives and expert staff (including insurance and health care professionals) collaborate from the Ottawa office. To ensure we can meet the needs of every client, the full resources of BMS’ Vancouver, US and UK teams are actively engaged.
The HPIA is part of the Specialty Risk division of BMS Group, a Lloyd’s of London broker. It is dedicated to creating models that will continue to offer the greatest benefits to Canadian healthcare associations and members.