Though we’re called the Southern Medical Association, SMA’s reach extends far beyond the American Southeast. With thousands of members spread across 46 states, we are a truly national organization.
Our primary mission is to improve the quality of patient care, and we do that in two important ways. First, we provide continuing education and educational support for our members. Secondly, we provide resources and services to simplify the business side of medicine. By helping practitioners achieve financial stability, we help ease a lot of the stress that comes with the practice of medicine — so that physicians can stay focused on their patients above all else.
Our approach ensures support for physicians at every stage of their career from educational needs of medical students and as they move into residency, unique financial services, and then, when they make the leap to solo, group, or hospital practice, we provide a portfolio of personal and professional resources that anticipates their every need.
Focus areas include:
To see what else we offer, please visit us at sma.org. We do it all, and all at a significant discount to our members.
We’re proud of the trust our members have placed in us. They know that when they purchase one of our services, they’re getting more than a business solution — they’re gaining access to a world of benefits. But more importantly, they’re getting our word; a word we’ve kept for more than a century.
Protect one of your most valuable resources — your income. As an SMA Member, you get a 15% association member discount on your policy. Our goal is to make certain you have a policy that fits your needs, fits your budget, and stays with you wherever you go. Group disability through your employer is an excellent benefit, but it is usually limited in how much it provides for you when you need it most.
Is your employer-sponsored retirement plan meeting all your needs? Is it still in compliance?
Get a complimentary, no-obligation review of your company retirement plan by our in house ERISA attorney. Learn how to improve your plan’s effectiveness for both you and your employees, and possibly even lower your costs.
In order to attract and maintain the very best talent, life and health insurance benefits are an important part of your overall benefits package. Many practices purchase a group policy and then forget about it. Don’t take your insurance benefits for granted. Making sure you have a policy that provides the most benefit to your employees can give your business a competitive advantage.
Protecting a company’s assets is one of the top priorities of administrators. Managing risks in the most cost-effective way can only be done by consulting with professionals to identify existing and emerging risks, and then taking the proper steps to acquire the appropriate insurance coverage. Through our independent professional and traditional lines marketing process we procure offers from multiple highly rated insurance carriers. This gives your practice the coverage you need, with premiums that reduce our members’ overhead.
This month, we welcome the Southern Medical Association as a new Educational Partner. SMA provides a full menu of educational and business resources for its vast network of medical professionals. Those benefits include comprehensive insurance products and financial services, designed specifically to meet the unique needs of practitioners.
SMA has built a reputation of trust for over 100 years. And when your medical clients purchase SMA coverage, they’re not just getting a quality product that can save them money; they’re gaining access to the many benefits available to the SMA family of medicine.