The Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP), a division of Brown & Brown Inc., is the new Virginia Dental Services Corporation (VDSC) endorsed provider of dental professional liability and packaged practice-owner insurance for Virginia Dental Association (VDA) members. The PPP endorsement is part of a larger VDA Services endorsement of R.K. Tongue & Co., Inc. as the exclusively-endorsed insurance agency and brokerage for VDA members. The three organizations will collaborate extensively to serve and advocate for Virginia dentists. The endorsement marks the 19th dental organization in the United States to recommend the PPP for its dentist specific insurance program and risk management services.
A trailblazer in the dental market, the PPP has been insuring dentists and dental practices for 50 years by offering a complete package policy including professional liability, general liability, employment practices liability, data breach liability, and property coverage; a unique grouping of coverages that is unmatched in the U.S. marketplace. In addition to its comprehensive package policy, the PPP is an insurance program providing dentists with a variety of risk management benefits and specialized claims services. The program is offered by exclusive agents across the United States who specialize in dental malpractice insurance with an average tenure of 21 years with the PPP program.
R.K. Tongue & Co., Inc. is a PPP appointed agent in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia. In addition to the VDA Services endorsement, PPP and R.K. Tongue hold the endorsements of the District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) and the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA). R.K. Tongue has been offering the PPP program to dentists since the program’s inception in 1969.
“In RK Tongue, Co., Inc., the Virginia Dental Services Corporation (VDSC) found a partner with a very strong presence in Virginia, and notably within the dental profession. The Board was impressed with RK Tongue’s breadth of experience and their commitment to serving VDA members throughout this transition and in the long-term. I have complete confidence in their ability to provide excellent customer service and insurance expertise to all members,” noted Dr. Steve Radcliffe, President of the VDSC Board of Directors.
Through this partnership with the VDSC, all stakeholders will work together to meet the insurance and risk management needs of dentists in Virginia. Ed Gerner, President at RK Tongue, commented, “We are honored that the VDSC chose to recommend our agency, we appreciate and respect the great responsibility that comes with this endorsement. We have a long history of serving dentists in Virginia, and we look forward to building on that experience to serve the members of the VDA.”
VDA Services is a service mark of the Virginia Dental Association. The VDA Services program is brought to you by the Virginia Dental Services Corporation, a for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Dental Association.