News Release


Hurley to Receive 2024 MPL Association Award of Excellence in Lifetime Achievement

(Rockville, MD, April 26, 2024)—The Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association has announced that James D. Hurley, ACAS, MAAA, consulting actuary with WTW, will receive the 2024 Award of Excellence in Lifetime Achievement. Hurley is being honored for his decades of unwavering commitment and significant contributions to the MPL industry. The MPL Association is the leading international organization representing the medical professional liability insurance community.

Regarded as a leading expert on medical professional liability insurance, Hurley’s commitment and contributions to the MPL industry are considerable and his professional accomplishments and resume are equally impressive. He has spoken at numerous MPL Association events across the years where his presentations on the financial state of the industry are always much anticipated and well received. In addition, Hurley has provided testimony on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures on MPL issues, authored many articles on actuarial and financial topics for the MPL Association, served on committees and sections including the Rating Agency Relations Committee, the Regulatory Affairs Committee, and Underwriting Section, and engaged in research and studies in evaluating medical liability reform and other key MPL stakeholder issues. He is an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA), and part of a WTW team dedicated to the MPL industry. He is a former chairperson and member of the AAA subcommittee on medical professional liability and also served as a member of the AAA Property/Casualty Risk Based Capital Working Group.

“Jim’s work in the actuarial field in support of the MPL Association and its members is extraordinary,” said MPL Association Board Chair John H. Mize, President & CEO, SVMIC. “He has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to ensuring his clients’ success and to sharing his knowledge. The medical professional liability industry has benefited greatly from Jim’s wisdom, and we are pleased to honor him with this well-deserved award.”

The MPL Association Award of Excellence in Lifetime Achievement will be presented at the 2024 MPL Association Conference on May 9 in Washington, D.C.


The MPL Association is the leading international association representing medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts, and other entities with a commitment to the quality delivery of healthcare. MPL Association members insure nearly 2.5 million healthcare professionals around the world—doctors, dentists, oral surgeons, nurses and nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and other healthcare providers. MPL Association members also insure more than 3,000 hospitals and 50,000 medical facilities and group practices globally.

Cassie Knapp

Vice President of Marketing & Communications