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CNA Pauses on Writing Hospitals

April 14th, 2021 | 0 min. read

By Jonathan Waterman

CNA recently notified their brokers that they are “taking a pause” on writing medical professional liability for hospital accounts across the U.S.  This takes effect with all of their current hospital policies on 7/1/21.  CNA will apparently begin to non-renew all current accounts on that date, and no longer seek new hospital accounts.  This action by CNA appears to be a result of increased claim activity and generally unfavorable market conditions in this space.

Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan, the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ethos since its inception in 2004, has had a distinguished insurance career dating back to 1992. Beginning as an underwriter specializing in medical liability insurance for PHICO Group, he progressed to roles with Frontier Insurance Group and National Specialty Underwriters, Inc., before co-founding Ethos in 2004. Jonathan's background as a med-mal underwriter and in the wholesale market uniquely positions him to drive operational excellence at Ethos, utilizing his expertise in identifying data patterns. He has contributed to industry dialogue through his blog articles and participation as a panelist at events such as PLUS. Beyond his professional pursuits, Jonathan finds joy in family, a wide range of hobbies including music and sports.