NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MLMIC Insurance Company (MLMIC), the leading medical professional liability insurer in New York, is pleased to announce that Michael J. Schoppmann, Esq., has become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice Chair, effective May 12, 2021. Mr. Schoppmann previously served as MLMIC’s President and Chief Operating Officer and has a long history of representing healthcare providers in New York and nationally. He has been instrumental in the transition of MLMIC from a mutual insurance company to a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family. His experience with litigation, regulation, and organized medicine has proven invaluable during this transition. Also, effective May 12, 2021, Edward J. Amsler, Esq., MLMIC’s immediate past CEO, has become Chairman of the Board and will work with Mr. Schoppmann on strategic planning, and Timothy Krieg, Esq., has become Chief Operating Officer and will oversee the daily operations of MLMIC.
Before joining MLMIC in 2016, Mr. Schoppmann’s legal career spanned 30 years, and his tenure representing healthcare professionals earned him national regard. He was the managing principal partner in the law firm Kern, Augustine, Conroy & Schoppmann, where he dedicated more than two decades of his career to providing counsel to physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers.
“Mike’s background, reputation, and drive will be extremely valuable to MLMIC as it continues to serve and attract policyholders in this increasingly competitive environment,” said Mr. Amsler. “I look forward to continuing to work with Mike, and all of our leadership team, to develop and deliver exceptional medical professional liability insurance products and services in New York.”
MLMIC Insurance Company is the largest medical professional liability insurer by direct written premium in New York. It was formed in 1975 and became a member of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance companies in 2018. It serves approximately 20,000 policyholders through 4 offices across New York State and is endorsed by over 70 healthcare associations in the State. For more information, please visit MLMIC.com.