Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SDMS Professional Liability Insurance

  • Your Best Career Protection
  • Up to $1,000,000/$6,000,000 Limits of Liability
  • Defense Costs in Addition to Limits of Liability
  • Includes Supplemental Liability Coverage

Proper and adequate insurance is crucial to your ultrasound career. The coverage provided by your employer may not be sufficient in either scope or amount. Without your own policy there is no guarantee that a claim will be covered, especially if you change employers. And if there is a claim, will your interest be considered by your employer? Without your own policy and your own attorney representing your interests, will you have a say in how a claim against you is settled?

To apply or for more information call SDMS Insurance Services at 800-565-8794. ​Please note that SDMS Professional Liability Insurance is a benefit only available to SDMS members.

Liability Insurance


Questions to Ask Your Employer

If you are depending solely upon your employer for your professional liability protection, there are a number of issues you need to consider. Remember, you can be sued in the future even if you are no longer be working for your current employer.

  • Has your employer provided you with written verification (such as a Certificate of Insurance) that you are covered?
  • Does your employer's coverage refer to you by name in the policy?
  • Does your employer's policy have a separate limit of liability for you so that coverage cannot be used up by others covered by the same policy?
  • Will your employer provide legal counsel representing your interests about who is a fault, even when it is in conflict with your employer's allegations?
  • Will your employer advise you of settlement offer made to those suing you before they are made?
  • Will your employer reimburse you for loss of income because you are required to attend a trial or participate in pre-trial meetings? 
  • Will your employer reimburse you for costs of legal representation for licensure and/or administrative review?
  • If you moonlight on a contract basis, does your employer's policy cover you?


Frequently Asked Questions About SDMS Professional Liability Insurance

  • Defense Costs

  • Consent to Settle

  • Defendant's Reimbursement

  • Options Available

  • Legal Fees Reimbursement for Deposition Testimony

  • Supplemental Liability Coverage

  • Liberalization Clause

  • Worldwide Coverage


​About the Insurer

Coverage under the SDMS Program is underwritten by an AM Best A+ (Superior) rated insurance carrier known for providing quality professional liability coverage to medical and healthcare professionals. 
The SDMS program is administered by SDMS Insurance Services, which was formed to provide insurance services to SDMS members.  

SDMS Insurance Services
770 North Halsted St., Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60642
PHONE 800-565-8794
FAX 800-547-2220