Australian Government, Australian Government Actuary

Report on the costs of the Australian Government’s
Run-Off Cover Scheme for medical indemnity insurers

2004-05 financial year

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006

ISBN 0 642 74332 0

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1. Introduction

1.1 This report has been prepared to comply with certain requirements of the Medical Indemnity Act 2002 (Medical Indemnity Act). Section 34ZW of the Medical Indemnity Act provides for a report on aspects of the Run-Off Cover Scheme to be tabled each year in Parliament. The report is required to contain a statement of the:

  • number of persons eligible for membership of the Run-Off Cover Scheme (ROC Scheme);
  • total ROC indemnity payments paid by the Commonwealth during the financial year, including claims handling and administration expenses;
  • total ROC support payments paid to the Commonwealth during the financial year; and
  • projected liabilities of the ROC Scheme in future financial years.

1.2 This is the first report that has been prepared under section 34ZW of the Medical Indemnity Act. It relates to financial year 2004-05.

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