BRAND NEW BENEFITS CRAFTED JUST FOR YOU!
Strong advocacy at the Capitol to protect, advocate and initiate legislation that promotes improved healthcare, medical liability reform and many other issues affecting physicians and patients.
Regular communications from the WVSMA regarding the latest information on healthcare developments, advocacy updates from the Capitol, the Wesgram online, and more.
West Virginia Medical Journal:
A copy of the highly acclaimed West Virginia Medical Journal (WVMJ), published quarterly. The WVMJ is the only West Virginia peer-reviewed medical journal in print. The print version is also available online for members only. Members receive a 10% advertising discount.
Members receive a personal login to the WVSMA website and InfoHub, the member connection and resource center, that houses member exclusive content, including the West Virginia Medical Journal, News from Under the Dome, the Member Directory, and more. The InfoHub enables members to build their profile, register for events, review account history, pay invoices and make donations—all in one place!
Members will receive exclusive access to the WVSMA membership directory and have the opportunity to network with other members, update personal information in the directory and view committees online.
Networking and CME:
Members can more easily network within the WVSMA community through:
- Members only access to the membership directory
- Multiple CME available conferences, including the Healthcare Summit held at the Greenbrier Resort
- Web-based CME courses
- County society membership and meeting attendance
Members will receive member-only rates for conferences and other events that will differ from nonmember physicians and the general public.
Members receive a 3-letter code to redeem exclusive negotiated rates at select hotels for personal or business use, 365 days a year. Rates are inclusive of overnight parking and in-room WiFi.
Human Resources Services:
AlignHR is offering WVSMA members a discount on their popular Retainer Package and Association Package (WVSMA member exclusive.) Members will have access to compliance services, advising, resources such as an HR portal, legal updates, and discounts on all other services. Visit the Human Resources icon on the WVSMA website to learn more.
WVSMA, Professional Risk partner for insurance services
Beginning in April 2017, West Virginia State Medical Association and Professional Risk Associates, Inc., are partnering to provide medical professional liability coverage and other insurance services to WVSMA members by creating the WVSMA Insurance Program.
This program is sponsored by WVSMA and managed by Professional Risk to enhance insurance products and services provided to WVSMA Members.
Benefits include risk advisors with more than 30 years experience working on members’ behalf, access to knowledgeable service providers available to assist with policy maintenance and questions, and complimentary access to Professional Risk's premiere client services.
Professional Risk is located at the WVSMA Headquarters in Charleston where our experienced risk advisors, Gregg Moore and Steve Brown, are available to assist members with their insurance needs. If you have any questions regarding the WVSMA Insurance Program, please contact us at (800) 445-4408.
Discounted Health Insurance:
Late last year, the U.S. government announced it now allows employees to buy health plans through trade or industry associations. That means when shopping for coverage, your small business can pool resources with other small businesses and have the same buying power as larger businesses. Buying through the Association can give you more health plan options. The WVSMA is in discussions to offer an Association plan, including health, dental and vision insurance, for members only. More information coming soon!
WVSMA Mentorship Program
WVSMA’s Mentorship Program connects experienced physicians with students, residents and physicians who are in the first 10 years of their practice after medical school through a formal mentor-mentee pairing program. Participants have the opportunity to develop career-changing relationships that grow into a lifelong bond with colleagues.
Are you interested in being a participant? Check back soon to complete your mentor or mentee profile and get connected!