Professional liability insurance program

Professional Liability Insurance Program

For physicians and other healthcare providers affiliated with Ascension

Patient safety, alignment of physicians and hospitals, long standing financial stability, and physician involvement make Certitude the first choice for professional liability insurance for healthcare providers affiliated with Ascension. 

An Exclusive Option

Certitude brings affiliated physicians and healthcare providers enhanced benefits and high standards for integrity, management excellence, and stability. 

The program also provides physicians and healthcare providers unique access to top-tier medical professional liability coverage at reasonable rates... while providing a unified defense approach that helps keep insureds, their affiliated Ascension hospital, and their insurer on the same team.


For more program information, contact:

C. Travis Watts
Senior Director, Certitude

Program Structure

Patient safety is the Certitude program’s hallmark, supporting the practice of good medicine with improved risk management service and claims defense. Certitude provides an approach unlike any other. With coverage underwritten by ProAssurance Group companies, physicians and healthcare providers get a carrier that is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, and is one of our nation’s largest medical professional liability carriers—in operation since 1976. ProAssurance has offices throughout the U.S. and is committed to the concept of Treated Fairly® with every encounter.

Policy provisions include:

  • Claims defense that begins with a unified approach. Before Certitude, interests of providers and hospitals often collided. Certitude’s unified approach is both intelligent and fair, as the insured’s voice is heard throughout the claims defense process.
  • Reduced uncertainty with Certitude’s CyberAssurance endorsement. Increased reliance on technology and electronic data leaves a physician vulnerable to data breaches and hacking. Certitude’s policy endorsement helps begin to address this evolving area of risk.
  • Coverage for certain peer review services and death, disability, and retirement coverage according to policy conditions. The Certitude program’s professional liability policy offers convenient, interest-free payment options to assist physician practice cash flow. Policy enhancements may be available in certain states.

By affiliating with Ascension, physicians have selected the best for their patients. Shouldn’t their medical professional liability protection be the best, too?

Eligibility and Underwriting

Physicians and care providers who are affiliated with Ascension are eligible to participate in this program, subject to underwriting criteria. Participants agree to participate in periodic risk management reviews and satisfy program underwriting criteria. ProAssurance underwrites individual policies based on set variables (physician rating classifications, rating territory, limits, etc.) modified to reflect physicians’ claim history and participation in risk management initiatives.


ProAssurance is recognized as a leader in physician claims defense and service around the country. Our Treated Fairly claims philosophy emphasizes physician contact and involvement. When appropriate, we provide a unified defense, which can result in better claims outcomes.


As a physician affiliated with Ascension, you may have access to Certitude—an exclusive medical professional liability insurance program by Ascension.

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