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THIE News is a quarterly newsletter for THIE subscribers.

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Spring 2018

From the CEO

As we celebrate spring here at the Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange, I am pleased to say we are off to a strong start in 2018. We are grateful for your support of THIE and with your partnership, we are able to continue to grow and improve our services. 

In fact with the help of your support THIE has expanded to Oklahoma, which will provide neighboring rural hospitals with much needed insurance and risk management services. It's an exciting new opportunity and a sign of the strength of our existing programs. 

We've just wrapped up another successful Hot Topics forum in Lubbock. It was a wonderful opportunity--and always one of my favorites-- to get to know you better and share our resources to help you create a safer workplace and offer the best care to Texas communities. 

I look forward to catching up with you at the TORCH Annual Conference next week and thank you for your continued partnership.

Tess Frazier
President/CEO
Texas Hospital Insurance Exchange


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Now Serving Oklahoma

For more than 40 years, THIE has been providing cost-effective and comprehensive insurance services to Texas hospitals. With its continued success in the Lone Star State, THIE seized an opportunity to expand into Oklahoma. 

The THIE team has spent the past few months visiting rural hospitals in Oklahoma to learn the needs of those facilities. Through these efforts, THIE has partnered with Arbuckle Memorial Hospital in Sulphur, an almost 60-year old institution that serves more than 12,000 patients annually. 

When asked why the hospital decided to move its business to THIE, Administrator Jeremy Jones said, "Arbuckle Memorial Hospital is excited about our partnership with THIE. We believe strongly in customer service and understanding the needs of your clients. THIE has proven to excel in both areas."


New Year, New Look

With exciting prospects on the horizon for 2018, THIE recently announced its new branding. As its service
area has expanded beyond Texas, THIE wanted to create a new look that encompasses over 40 years of
service to Texas hospitals and what THIE hopes to be for its new partner; a star partnership that ensures
its subscribers are always taken care of. 

The new tagline incorporates not only what THIE does, but what sets it apart from other insurance companies:
Insurance coverage you deserve from the insurance company you own


Hot Topics Forum Draws a Crowd

Participation in THIE's Hot Topics Forums continues to grow each year, and its recent event in Lubbock, March 7-8 was no exception. More than 65 hospital administrators and staff attended the event, which featured sessions on genetics and patient care; clincial documentation improvement; behavioral health legislation; and more. Additionally, 11 teams took to the green at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech for a friendly competition preceding the forum. 

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THIE thanks its speakers, sponsors and everyone who attended. The forums are a crucial part of the free risk management and education resources that THIE offers its subscribers. 

Save the date for the next Hot Topics Forum on October 3rd -4th at the Granbury Resort Conference Center. 


Three Ways to Reduce Worker's Comp Claims

Worker's compensation is just one of many costs hospitals have to stay on top of.
Check out these three tips from to help make worker' comp a small piece of your budget. 

1. Prevent workplace accidents. Create a safety program for your hospital that is tailor-made and includes the types of hazards that your employees face on a daily basis.
2. Commit to return-to-work. Develop a return-to-work program to get injured workers well and back on the job as soon as medically reasonable. 
3. Fight workers' comp fraud. If you suspect an employee is committing fraud, look for red flags and feel free to contact THIE for advice. 


Why THIE?

Over the last four decades, THIE has focused on providing strength, stability and service to its subscribers; partners who have become like family. Through these partnerships. THIE proudly insures 86 percent of the non-system, rural hospitals in Texas.

When you partner with THIE, you're not just a number-- you're an owner. That means when THIE succeeds, you do too. THIE distributes its surplus profits back to its subscribers-- a total of $4.5 million since 2011. 

THIE is ranked as one of the top Central Texas-based property and casualty insurance companies with consistently high ratings from the Texas Department of Insurance for risk management services. With over 40 years experience in this industry, no one understands or provides for the unique insurance needs of Texas hospitals better than THIE. 

Thank you for your continued support and for entrusting THIE with your insurance needs.