SA Rural Health Enhancement Package
Arrangements with Country Health SA for payment of medical indemnity premiums
MIGA and Country Health SA, with the support of the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia, have an arrangement for the payment of medical indemnity premiums for rural doctors in South Australia.
Eligible doctors can pay their renewal tax invoice to MIGA net of their Rural Health Enhancement Package Grant and MIGA then recoups the Grant on their behalf. Doctors no longer have to do this via the country hospital where they usually practice.
This process makes it easier for rural doctors, as they no longer have to handle the administration associated with re-claiming their subsidy and they are able to pay the net amount only to MIGA and not be out of pocket whilst waiting for their reimbursement.
If you are a resident rural doctor in South Australia and are eligible for a Grant under the SA Rural Health Enhancement Package, all you need to do to activate this option is to complete an Eligibility Form at the time you join MIGA, and then return it to us.
Existing clients who have previously applied for, and received, a RHEP Grant will not be required to complete another Eligibility Form. The Form you completed remains valid for future years.
Existing clients who did not apply for a RHEP Grant via MIGA last year were sent a letter and Eligibility Form for completion if they wish to apply for a Grant in 2010 and future years.
On receipt of your completed Eligibility Form, we will validate your entitlement to a Grant with Country Health SA and then issue your invoice noting the net amount payable.
If you have not previously claimed a Grant or you are not sure about your entitlement, please contact Dr Peter Chapman, Chief Medical Advisor, Country Health SA on (08) 8226 6042.
We are very pleased to offer this benefit to rural doctors insured with MIGA and we hope it further simplifies arranging your insurance with us.
If you are not insured with MIGA and would like to simplify your medical indemnity insurance, contact us for a quote on 1800 777 156 and 'Practise with confidence'.