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ProAssurance Corporation
Type Public (NYSEPRA)
Founded 1975
Headquarters Birmingham, Alabama USA
Key people W. Stancil Starnes, Chief Executive Officer
Edward L. Rand Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Industry Property & Casualty Insurance
Products Insurance
Revenue $567 million USD (2008)
Employees 551 (2008)

ProAssurance Corporation, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a property and casualty company that sells professional liability insurance to doctors. The company was founded in 1975 as Medical Assurance. The name ProAssurance was created in 2001 when Medical Assurance merged with Professionals Group. The company is currently the fourth largest medical professional liability insurance writer and has over $4.5 billion in assets.[1][2]

On November 7, 2005 the company sold its personal lines insurance operations, known as MEEMIC Insurance Company, to GMAC for $400 million. Of the $400 million, $327 million was to be paid in cash, an $73 million was to be in capital that was held in MEEMIC.[3] The sale was completed on January 4, 2006.[4]

The company operates five principal subsidiaries: ProAssurance Indemnity Company (formerly The Medical Assurance Company), ProAssurance Casualty Company (formerly ProNational Insurance Company), ProAssurance Wisconsin Insurance Company (formerly PIC Wisconsin), ProAssurance Specialty Insurance Company (formerly Red Mountain Casualty Insurance Company), and ProAssurance National Capital Insurance Company (formerly NCRIC, Inc.).

On April 1, 2009, the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) joined the ProAssurance organization.[5] PICA is domiciled in Illinois and its offices are in Brentwood, Tennessee.


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