CMPA

Coverage and Reimbursement Information

As per the Collective Agreement, Medical Residents are required to maintain Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) professional liability and malpractice coverage. Non-medical Residents are required to maintain appropriate professional liability and malpractice insurance acceptable to the Employer.

While the Collective Agreement stipulates that the employer is responsible for paying all but the lesser amount of 25% or $625.00 of Residents’ CMPA fees, CMPA is no longer accepting third party payments as of June 2020. This means that, as of July 2020, Residents will need to pay CMPA directly, and then be reimbursed by Shared Health. Once you receive your receipt of payment, email the receipt to PMAO_Residents@sharedhealthmb.ca . When submitting receipts to Shared Health, please use the subject line “CMPA REIMBURSEMENT REQUEST” in your email. Please note that you can obtain a Statement of Account by signing into the CMPA member portal, however, monthly payments will only show as paid once the monthly payment is completed.

In accordance with the PARIM Collective Agreement, residents will be reimbursed appropriately whether you choose the annual or monthly pay option. However, the timing of the reimbursement will depend on your method of payment. 

If you have further questions for CMPA, please see their FAQ page https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/membership/fees-and-payment or call CMPA directly at 1-800-267-6522

Updates

January 19 2022:

All medical residents must maintain liability insurance through the CMPA, and must pay their annual dues to the CMPA directly. As per the PARIM Collective Agreement, Shared Health will reimburse 75% of you CMPA dues. Please follow the following steps to have your reimbursement processed:

  1. Pay your annual CMPA membership fees directly to the CMPA (online at https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/home). You may choose to pay annually or monthly. Contact the CMPA directly if you have issues with accessing your account.
  2. Obtain a copy of your “Statement of Account” (via logging into the CMPA website). 2022 Statements are now available.
  3. Email your Statement of Account to Shared Health (PMAO-residents@sharedhealthmb.ca) by February 7th.
  4. You will receive your reimbursement on your paystub. Please see the attached document for reimbursement dates and timelines: CMPA Reimbursement Schedule

November 8 2021: Message from PARIM regarding CMPA payment:

Residents have likely received an email from the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) stating that your 2022 Invoice is now available. All medical residents must maintain liability insurance through the CMPA, and must pay their annual dues to the CMPA directly. As per the PARIM Collective Agreement, Shared Health will reimburse 75% of you CMPA dues. Please follow the following process to have your fees reimbursed:

  1. Pay your annual CMPA membership fees directly to the CMPA (online at https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/home). You may choose to pay annually or monthly. Annual fees are due no later than January 1st. Contact the CMPA directly if you have issues with accessing your account or for any other liability insurance-related questions.
  2. Obtain a copy of your “Statement of Account” (via logging into the CMPA website). Statements are usually available in mid-January.
  3. Email your Statement of Account to Shared Health (PMAO-residents@sharedhealthmb.ca).
  4. You will receive your reimbursement on your paystub, usually in February. We will confirm these timelines with Shared Health in January.

Many residents did not submit their CMPA receipts in 2021, each missing out on a reimbursement of over $1000! (If this applies to you, contact Shared Health directly at PMAO-residents@sharedhealthmb.ca for further instructions). Do not forget to submit your 2022 receipts and receive your reimbursements. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

January 21 2021: Memo from Shared Health regarding deadlines and how to submit receipts.

June 4 2020: Joint statement from PARIM and PGME regarding CMPA payment