Physicians’ Benefits Trust (PBT) – Insurance Designed for Physicians, by Physicians

In 1987, the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society merged their member insurance programs together into a single, professionally administered health care trust—Physicians’ Benefits Trust (PBT). This Trust is guided by a nine-member public Board of Directors comprised primarily of physicians. This allowed PBT to continue to offer a traditional indemnity health insurance plan that provided complete freedom in the choice of physicians and other health care providers without managed care provisions (except for organ transplants).

In 1998, PBT purchased its own life insurance company. Physicians' Benefits Trust Life Insurance Company (PBTLIC) is the underwriter for all of PBT’s health plans. A 100% owned subsidiary of ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company, PBTLIC is a financially solid insurer you can count on. Today, PBT offers Medicare Supplement insurance plan options to members of ISMS, ISDS, and their spouses. PBT also offers health insurance for employers with 51 or more eligible employees.

The PBT Web Site is intended to serve as a resource to PBT certificate holders. The information contained on this site is provided solely for general informational purposes and is not intended to be a solicitation or an offer to sell any insurance product or service. Links to other web sites and aides provided via this site are for informational purposes only and in no instance should they be interpreted as providing medical advice or practicing medicine. Customer comments provided on these web sites are the views of the persons who commented and do not represent the policy or views of PBT. For health care services, nothing on this web site should be construed as a coverage interpretation of the certificate in whole or in part. Any actual coverage determination is subject to all terms and conditions of the actual certificate, endorsements, application, and any actual claims. For complete descriptions of insurance coverages or other products and services, please consult your insurance certificate or contact your PBT insurance representative. All applications for insurance are subject to underwriting approval.


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