The Medical Professional Liability Association (MPL Association) is the world’s leading trade organization representing the MPL community. Association members are international and U.S.-based MPL indemnity and insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities.

These enterprises are owned and/or operated by physicians, hospitals, health systems, dentists and oral maxillofacial surgeons, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals who support the quality delivery of healthcare and practice of medicine.

The Association’s international members are based in seven countries and/or nations—Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Scotland, and the Netherlands—and their operations cover parts of Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and a variety of other British Commonwealth nations.

No other organization understands the business of MPL better. 

The MPL Association offers comprehensive resources for professional education and training, networking, compilation and dissemination of data, and risk mitigation strategies all designed to help international companies broaden their understanding of global medical indemnity and insurance issues.

  • The MPL Association Data Sharing Project (DSP), launched in 1985, is the largest ongoing independent collaborative database of MPL claims and lawsuits. Companies can use data from the DSP to study claims patterns, pinpoint the most vulnerable areas of health care delivery, and to support risk management and risk financing decisions.
  • Offering unparalleled opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing, the MPL Association hosts a wide range of meetings and events throughout the year focusing on the key disciplinary areas of an insurance operation—claims, risk management, patient safety, underwriting, legal and regulatory, information technology, human resources, finance, communications and public relations.
  • Educational offerings designed specifically for international members include in-person meetings and special teleconferences as well as the triennial MPL Association International Conference.
  • The MPL Association provide members with a diverse range of communications—including the quarterly magazine Inside Medical Liability, weekly electronic newsletter MPL Association Newsbriefs, and the MPL Association website—all rich sources of information on recent, relevant topics and the latest global trends in claims, risk mitigation and adverse event prevention strategies, cross-border coverage for healthcare entities, and more.


For more information, contact Ginny McGuinness, Senior Director of Membership & Business Development, at