Allied Health Exceptional Claims Scheme (AHECS)

The AHECS helps allied health professionals with the cost of claims that exceed their indemnity cover. Find out who is eligible and how this scheme works.

About the scheme

Find out about the AHECS – what it is, why it is important, how it works and the related legislation.


Allied health professionals may be eligible if they are in private practice and have indemnity cover above the allied health threshold.


The AHECS covers the costs of eligible claims once they exceed an eligible professional’s indemnity cover limit.


Find out what claims are eligible for the AHECS and how to apply for an AHECS payment.

Related schemes

Allied Health High Costs Claims Scheme

This scheme helps insurers with the cost of large claims against allied health professionals.

Midwife Professional Indemnity Scheme

This scheme helps insurers with the cost of claims against midwives in private practice.

Midwife Professional Indemnity Run-Off Cover Scheme

This scheme provides run-off cover to eligible midwives who have stopped private practice.

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