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The Joint Commission and Manchester Specialty Programs collaborate to provide insurance pricing benefits to eligible medical staffing firms

Thursday, February 9, 2023

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Maureen Lyons
(630) 792-5171

Bill Thompson
(802) 472-1500 x101

(MANCHESTER, New Hampshire and OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, February 9, 2023) – Manchester Specialty Programs, Inc. and The Joint Commission today announced a newly expanded collaboration to provide insurance pricing benefits to medical staffing firms that have Health Care Staffing Services (HCSS) Certification from The Joint Commission, in addition to home care and hospice organizations.

Manchester Specialty offers a broad range of business insurance coverage for the medical staffing, home care and hospice industries, backed by a select group of highly rated insurance carriers. An important advantage to Joint Commission accredited and certified healthcare organizations working with Manchester is their ability to access this quality insurance program through their own local insurance agent or broker of choice.

Available coverage in its national program includes workers’ compensation, professional and general liability, as well as property, crime, non-owned auto, abuse coverage and cyber liability.

“We are pleased to provide eligible organizations with Health Care Staffing Services Certification from The Joint Commission with valuable insurance premium savings – helping to offset the cost of accreditation,” said Bill Thompson, president of Manchester Specialty. “Accreditation and certification are very positive underwriting attributes, which can translate into eligibility and pricing advantages,* including schedule credits on workers’ compensation and professional liability insurance premiums.”

“We appreciate Manchester Specialty for recognizing the value of Joint Commission accreditation and certification to help improve risk management through our performance improvement strategies and evidence-based standards,” said Brian Enochs, JD, executive vice president for Business Development and Marketing, The Joint Commission. “Both organizations are committed to highlighting the ‘crossroads of quality’ and recognizing those healthcare organizations that are making efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care through accreditation and certification.”

*Note: Each account must qualify on its own merit in the underwriting process, and where state regulators allow.


About Manchester Specialty Programs, Inc.
Manchester Specialty Programs Inc. is a privately held national specialty underwriting and insurance program management firm founded in 2009. Manchester Specialty is licensed to do business as a program administrator in all fifty states and DC. The quality and stability of its’ insurance program for the Home Care and Hospice industry is a direct result of the firm’s expertise, broad product capability and commitment to the market. For more information, please visit

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Learn more about The Joint Commission at