July 7, 2022
The recent United States Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Woman’s Health Organization (Dobbs), which overturned Roe v Wade, represents a powerful change in our society that has stirred very strong emotional responses for many of us. Although the primary issue is how Dobbs will impact women in states which outlaw abortion, the decision has the potential to create ethical, legal, and risk management conundrums for psychologists.
The Trust Board recognizes and acknowledges members of our Board, staff, community and policy holders who have been impacted in personal ways by the continuing acts of racial violence in our country. The most recent episode is the senseless massacre of innocent lives in a Buffalo, NY community...
What is the No Surprises Act (NSA)?
The NSA was signed into law in December 2020 and was primarily intended to protect patients/clients from unexpected out-of-network bills for healthcare. The classic example is the person who obtains needed surgery at an in-network hospital, but gets a...
Note: Given the ambiguity of the NSA, the following is preliminary guidance to comply with its provisions. This guidance does not constitute legal advice. To obtain a legal opinion, please consult a local mental health law attorney in your jurisdiction. Please continue to check back frequently for updates and changes to this guidance.
The Trust is excited to congratulate Dr. Julie Jacobs, one of our esteemed Risk Management Consultants, on receiving this year’s Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for her advocacy on behalf of psychologists. We’re very proud of her and all of the work she does – well deserved!
The Trust is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred on March 16th in Atlanta, GA. Innocent lives were lost due to an act of violence directed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In the past year, these senseless acts toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities...
We are pleased to announce that the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (The Register) and the American Insurance Trust (The Trust) have formed an interorganizational consortium dedicated to advancing the needs and interests of licensed psychologists and psychologists-in-training. Together, these four organizations represent the majority of psychologists in America.
In these unprecedented times, when many of our clients are working, studying, and entertaining their families from home – and relying on technology more than ever – Chubb is here to help keep you safe.
The Trust Board recognizes and acknowledges members of our Board, staff, community and policy holders who have been impacted in personal ways by the recent spate of horrific murders of Black people, including Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and many others named and unnamed. These acts of racial violence, anti-Blackness, and institutional racism have a long history and are deeply embedded in our society and disproportionately impact communities of color.
Dr. Jana Martin, CEO of The Trust, joins Dr. Graham Taylor to address ethics and considerations around the medium of video conferencing and how that can affect your patients and practice. They look further into the recent explosion in telehealth and how it can allow practitioners to extend their services and provide patients greater access to treatment.