The Physician Insurers Association of America ( PIAA ) is a leading insurer trade association, representing domestic and international medical professional liability insurance companies owned and/or operated by physicians, hospitals, dentists, and other healthcare providers. PIAA domestic member companies include large national insurance companies, mid-size regional writers, single-state insurers, and specialty companies that serve specific healthcare-provider niche markets. Collectively, these companies provide insurance protection to more than 60% of America's private practice physicians, and write approximately 46% or $5.2 billion of the total industry premium. PIAA international members provide indemnification and other services to more than 400, 000 healthcare professionals around the world and operate in eight countries. Established in 1977, the PIAA speaks as the voice of the physician-owned and -operated medical professional liability insurance industry. The PIAA is an advocate for sound public policy that fosters a healthy and competitive insurance marketplace. Mission: As an organization of physician and provider directed healthcare liability entities, the PIAA's mission is to assist its members through education, patient safety initiatives, research, and government relations. Vision: The PIAA's vision is to advance the success of its member companies and be a unique and responsible force that promotes patient safety and a responsive, equitable healthcare liability system. If you would like to learn more about joining the PIAA, please click here or contact Ginny Echeverria, Director of Business Development and Membership, at 301.947.9000, ext. 211 or ginnye piaa.us. Please Note: To access PDF content on the PIAA website, you must be running Adobe Reader 9.0 or higher. Click here for a free download the latest version of Adobe Reader.