Premium Support Scheme (PSS)

The PSS helps doctors with the cost of their medical indemnity insurance premiums. Find out who is eligible, how this scheme works and how to apply.

About the scheme

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


Doctors may be eligible if they have high indemnity insurance costs for their private practice or work in a rural area.


Find out how to apply for a subsidy under the PSS, how the subsidy amount is worked out and how it is paid.

Related schemes

Exceptional Claims Scheme

This scheme helps doctors with the cost of claims that exceed their indemnity cover.

Run-Off Cover Scheme

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

High Cost Claims Scheme

This scheme helps insurers with the cost of large claims against doctors, allied health professionals and midwives.

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