I have had the honor of working with each of the Florida Board of Governors Self-Insurance Programs and currently serve as the administrator of five of the state’s six Self-Insurance Programs. These programs are staffed by professionals with expertise in the areas of casualty insurance, specializing in healthcare professional and general liability, as well as law, medicine, nursing, and loss prevention. In addition to the general and professional liability coverage afforded, SIP staff provides services in claims management, litigation defense, finance, and loss prevention. The programs are also dedicated to patient safety through our popular health care provider lecture series, our extensive medical-legal continuing education training, and through the Florida Academic Health Patient Safety Organization (FAH PSO) and the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO). I invite you to take advantage of our convenient on-line CME-approved education courses that are provided free of charge to our participants. Course topics include a 2-hour mandatory medical error prevention program approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, as well as other important health care/legal topics confronted by Florida providers. I also urge you take SIP 101 which explains our reporting requirements for liability protection.The Florida Board of Governors Self-Insurance Programs focus on providing vigorous protection to their participating health care providers while at the same time partnering with them to provide excellent patient care through education and patient safety initiatives. We look forward to serving you. Please call our office at (352) 273-7006, or (844) MY FL SIP, with any questions.