Galen Insurance Company opened their doors for business in St. Louis, Missouri in 2005.

However, the premises for this medical malpractice insurance company were conceived two decades prior.  At the time, Dr. George R. Schoedinger was a managing partner of an orthopedic surgery and multi-specialty group.  After experiencing years of fluctuation in premium cycles and the many obstacles one must hurdle in order to insure a group of physicians, Dr. Schoedinger’s years of relentless planning, researching, networking, and furthering of education commenced. 

The insurance industry was in desperate need of a reliable, strictly regulated company whose concentration remained on providing the best possible products and service for medical professionals and this is why Galen was founded and continues to develop.

The sound structure for Galen was constructed early on; a combination of a secure financial background, strong claims defense, crisp underwriting, a well-established financial department, and an educated sales staff.  Studying the correlation between premiums, the CPI, litigation expenses, the Dow Jones Index, and the bond market became the bedrock of this approach to offer insurance with somewhat static premiums.  As a fully admitted carrier, Galen meets all state requirements, however, we choose to exceed those minimum standards met by all admitted carriers.  During the formation of this company, and especially throughout our growth, it has been and continues to be quite evident that our standards exceed industry norms.

The insurance world can be unforgiving and thankless, however, our goal is not be thanked for what we do, but rather to excel and provide the highest quality of service to our insureds.

Dr. Schoedinger notes that happiness is not a part of everyday business, as such, everyone at Galen is supplied with the necessary tools to attain productivity:  the ability and authority to complete tasks and accountability to achieve agreed upon goals.

These high expectations cause us to strive and succeed while maintaining the utmost ethical and business standards. 

Galen’s all-in leader, not only personally financed the company as he became President and CEO, but is also one of the first individuals in the office every morning to oversee his troops.  In an industry that can often become chaotic and complex, his routinely punctual everyday presence serves as a reminder that our priorities simply lie within our structure.

The sound structure for Galen was constructed early on; a combination of a secure financial background, strong claims defense, crisp underwriting, a well-established financial department, and an educated sales staff.  Studying the correlation between premiums, the CPI, litigation expenses, the Dow Jones Index, and the bond market became the bedrock of this approach to offer insurance with somewhat static premiums.