If you are contemplating a change in your practice, such as, but not limited to:
• Retirement from practice at age 55+
• Part-time practice
• Reduction or change in the scope of your practice
• Employment with a government agency or non-private practice setting
• Employment with an HMO or other self-insured organization
• Joining a practice insured by another carrier
• Moving out of state
The Board of Trustees of the Mutual Protection Trust will levy an assessment in November 2017. To allow ample processing time, we recommend that members advise us in writing no later than October 31, 2017, of any of the above changes to be considered eligible for waiver or proration of the next assessment.
How is my assessment calculated? What are MPT dues?
MPT assessments are based on a great number of factors, the largest being claims loss experience. With the assistance of CAP’s Risk Management and Patient Safety Program, MPT has made great strides in reducing claims frequency. And through a strict budgeting process, MPT makes sure that operating expenses are necessary, productive, and consistent with its mission. The MPT Board of Trustees gathers all relevant information and with the assistance of internal financial analysts and external actuaries, establishes a competitive assessment that reflects the needs of paying claims and meeting operating expenses. The assessment process is one component of disciplines that have earned MPT an A+ (Superior) rating from A.M. Best Company every year since 2006.
MPT dues are established separately and are $190. Dues income is used to offset MPT operating expenses and importantly, to educate policymakers on why the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) promotes quality healthcare in California. The Board of Trustees believes that using dues to fund political action committees for such public policy efforts is vitally important to keeping medical professional liability protection affordable in California.
To report practice changes, log in to your account at www.CAPphysicians.com and then click/tap the "Membership Information Update" tile, send an email to ms@CAPphysicians.com, or call Membership Services at 800-610-6642. CAP dues are an additional $250, which are used for operating expenses and a range of services provided to our members, among other uses.