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.
Posted by Tom Troceen