In the November 2012 issue of Veterinary Medicine, my "Mind Over Miller" column extolled the virtues of the American Veterinary Medical Association's medical insurance program.
On Dec. 17, I received an unexpected and unwelcome Christmas present, as did thousands of my colleagues and fellow AVMA members.
It was a letter informing me that my medical coverage offered through the AVMA Group Health & Life Insurance Trust Programs
(GHLIT) would be discontinued after 2013. I am told that nonmedical coverage offered through GHLIT will remain in effect.
This development is a result of impending changes to market conditions and the regulatory environment due to the Affordable
I did not anticipate the end of this medical insurance plan, and I apologize if I misled any of my readers. My support for
the AVMA remains unchanged. It wasn't their fault. They tried!
Robert M. Miller, DVM, is an author and a cartoonist, speaker and Veterinary Medicine Practitioner Advisory Board member. His thoughts in "Mind Over Miller" are drawn from 32 years as a mixed-animal practitioner.
Visit his website at