About

Certitude is a healthcare professional liability insurance program created exclusively for physicians and healthcare providers who are affiliated with an Ascension health ministry. It is designed to support patient safety and protect physicians and healthcare providers who are affiliated with participating health ministries.

Created in 2011 for Ascension and underwritten by ProAssurance companies*, Certitude takes a unique and effective approach. Its focus on patient safety, alignment of physicians and hospitals, cost savings, and fair treatment helps ensure better outcomes and greater peace of mind. Certitude protects more than 4,000 physicians and healthcare providers at over 20 Ascension health ministries with more sites being added. Learn about your health ministry’s Certitude program.

Certitude® by Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY 2016, Ascension provided approximately $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates over 2,500 sites of care in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Underwritten by ProAssurance

ProAssurance specializes in healthcare professional liability insurance. It is recognized as one of the top performing insurers in America through its selection as a Ward’s 50® company every year since 2007. ProAssurance Group is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. With its pledge to fair treatment and transparency (and a 40-year history of management excellence), ProAssurance protects physicians with strong coverage, substantial risk management resources, and tough claims defense. ProAssurance is physician-focused, offers a unified defense where feasible, and encourages physician feedback through its Certitude Claims and Underwriting Committee.

*The Certitude® healthcare professional liability insurance program for Ascension-affiliated physicians is underwritten by ProAssurance Corporation companies: ProAssurance Indemnity, Inc. (AL, CT, DC, FL, KS, IN, MD, OK, and TX), ProAssurance Casualty Company (IL, MI and WI), and ProAssurance American Mutual, a Risk Retention Group (NY).