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The big news is that SC PCF’s paper bill is getting smaller. We’ll be providing you with more efficient service via e-mail correspondence with just the information you and your agent need, and cutting out the paper bills.
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Another Rate Reduction in 2011

Effective June 1, 2011 renewals, PCF approved the following rate reductions:chart

The Claim…the Defense…the Verdict…your Security

Plaintiff, a 22 year old female, who was in labor, was given an epidural by our insured. Following the delivery, the patient complained of numbness in her thigh and weakness in her legs, which caused her to fall.
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The SC JUA Unveils New Look And New Website

After a year in the making, the JUA is launching a completely redesigned and updated website. Featuring a new corporate logo and new online capabilities, the site is a great extension of the JUA’s core values, and commitment to leadership in South Carolina’s medical professional liability insurance market.
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Claims-made Factors for Hospitals

A motion was made, seconded and passed to approve the following PCF discount step factors for Hospital Claims-made coverage effective immediately:

PCF Phy/Surg CM Step Factors

Claims-Made Step Function of Mature CM
1st Year CM 0.45
2nd Year CM 0.6
3rd Year CM 0.8
4th Year CM 0.9
Mature CM 1

Rate Study produced positive for Nursing

Upon completion of a rate study performed by PCF’s actuaries, the following decreases were approved:
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - 51%
Nurse Practitioner - 35%
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To activate your account, follow the simple steps below

Go to, click on PCF Members, Activate Your Account, complete the online form

After completing that form, you will receive a confirmation email with your password once we’ve approved your account.

The PCF Board Spotlight

Bruce MacKay is one of the two insurance representatives on the PCF Board of Governors. Bruce MacKay
Bruce is the Secretary/Treasurer of the PCF Board. He is vice-president of operations at the SC Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and is responsible for the policy services and Research & Development departments of Farm Bureau. Bruce brings a tremendous amount of actuary knowledge and experience to the PCF Board.
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Large Groups… New Coverage option! FTE for Part Time Doctors

Large Group? Need to staff based on number of days as opposed to a full time employee (FTE)?
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Dr. James L. Wells, Jr., Our Featured Physician

Since the creation of SC PCF in 1976, it has served over 19,000 members. This quarter, we are privileged to shine our membership spotlight on Dr. James L. Wells, Jr., a Physician Performing Catheterization in Orangeburg, South Carolina for his continued membership. Dr. Wells owns one of the longest active memberships existing on the PCF books. We appreciate you