The Doctors Company, which sells malpractice insurance to physicians, in January started offering additional coverage to solo and small practices to protect them in instances of breaches of protected health information.

The new service covers regulatory and liability claims arising from the theft, loss or accidental transmission of confidential patient or financial information, as well as the cost of data recovery. Members can add the coverage, called CyberGuard at no additional cost upon renewal of their policies.

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