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January 13, 2005

Actuary delves into medical indemnity

Top actuary Graham Rogers ( Australia ) has just two months to find out whether a massive government aid package gave United Medical Protection (UMP) the jump on its competitors.

Appointed on Wednesday to head the independent inquiry announced in December, Mr Rogers, a specialist private health insurance actuary, is expected to hand his findings to the government by March 15.

The government has pumped almost $600 million into resolving the crisis around doctors' negligence insurance since the near collapse of UMP in 2002, helping prevent a mass walkout by doctors.

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Posted by Tom Troceen