May 2018

Why this laid back doctor behaves like a coiled up spring

By Tego Insurance on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 in Doctors of Tego.

Tego Profile: Dr Ben Olesnicky Specialty: Anaesthetist in public and private practice Medical School: Flinders University of South Australia Significant other: Wife Weekend pastime: Being dad’s taxi for his three young daughters Enjoys: Playing golf and eating out on weekends, particularly at the Otto Italian restaurant in Woolloomooloo Dr Ben Olesnicky comes across as a  … Read more


Ophthalmology keeps ticking the boxes for this doctor

By Tego Insurance on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 in Doctors of Tego.

Tego Profile: Dr Diana Semmonds Specialty: Ophthalmologist – private and public Medical School: University of Sydney Residency: Townsville hospital, Newcastle hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital Significant other: Husband Enjoys: Sport, yoga and travel   There were relatively few women doctors and even fewer women ophthalmologists 30 years ago when Dr Diana Semmonds was deciding on  … Read more


Protecting patients and practitioners: Talking with Tego CEO, Eric Lowenstein

By Tego Insurance on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 in General.

The reality of protecting your patients’ privacy is about preparing for when, not if, the next risk will emerge. The rate of data breaches in Australia continues to affect businesses both large and small, with a 2017 IBM Security Report estimating the average total cost of data breach amounting to $2.51 million. Therefore, putting privacy  … Read more


If I change insurers, will I lose my tail cover? Retroactive cover explained

By Tego Insurance on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in General.

A number of doctors have mentioned that they worry about changing medical indemnity insurers because they’re concerned that if they switch insurers, they’ll lose their retroactive (‘tail’) cover. This post demystifies retroactive cover in medical indemnity insurance policies. What is retroactive (or ‘tail’) cover? Retroactive cover, also known as ‘tail’ cover, is insurance cover for  … Read more


Medical Indemnity Insurance: The Basics

By Tego Insurance on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in General.

Claims Made. Occurrence Based. Circumstances which could give rise to a claim. These terms are insurance jargon. And if you want to understand how medical indemnity insurance policies operate, you need to be familiar with these terms. So, what do they mean? Occurrence Based versus Claims Made policies An occurrence based policy is the most  … Read more