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CM&F Group, a division of Specialty Program Group, LLC., is a niche provider of medical malpractice insurance for Allied Healthcare Providers. CM&F Group has been insuring professionals since 1919 and as the pace of healthcare has changed, so have we. CM&F now insures over 100,000 healthcare providers across the country by partnering with only the strongest and most committed insurance companies. CM&F has taken innovative pathways to providing easy access to products by committing to enhanced technology, education, strategic partnerships, expert service, and hiring talented individuals from both within and outside the insurance industry to combine varying, pioneering perspectives.
Check out some of our milestones below.
Cotterell, Mitchell is founded in 1919 in lower Manhattan by Wesley Cotterell and Charles Mitchell. In 1922 they are appointed as Agents by Aetna to sell life, property, casualty and personal lines insurance.
In 1947, in partnership with the American Nurse’s Association, the firm develops the nation’s first liability program especially for nurses with The St Paul Companies. Charles Mitchell retires from the firm.
Calvin Fifer joins the firm in 1957 after honorable WWII naval service in the Pacific theater. In 1964 his success is rewarded and he becomes president of newly renamed “Cotterell, Mitchell & Fifer, Inc.”
In 1965, founder Wesley Cotterell dies, leaving Calvin Fifer as the firm’s sole owner. In 1976, the nurses liability program was moved to American International Group, Inc.
In response the medical malpractice crisis of the mid 80’s, the firm develops the first liability program
for advance practice nurses. This was soon followed by programs for all healthcare professionals.
Fifer’s son-in-law, Richard J. J. Sullivan, Jr. resigns his commission in the U.S. Foreign Service and joins the firm. In 1997 Fifer steps down; Sullivan renames the firm CM&F Group, Inc.
Following the attacks of 9/11, another malpractice crisis strikes. This time physician assistants are the targets, so in partnership with the AAPA, CM&F responds with an endorsed program expressly for PAs.
In 2002, CM&F moves to Tribeca. Four years later, Chairman Emeritus, Calvin Fifer dies. With the financial crisis of 2008, CM&F transfers its PA & NP programs to the venerable Medical Protective Company.
Richard J.J. Sullivan, III (Jay) and Calvin E. F. Sullivan, Sr. joined the firm in 2005. By 2012, their mission of better serving clients in the digital age came to fruition with all products being available for purchase online 24/7 – in real time.