Medical Indemnity Fund

The Medical Indemnity Fund ("Fund") was established by Chapter 59 of the 2011 Session Laws of the State of New York. The Fund was designed to provide a funding source for future health care costs of plaintiffs in medical malpractice actions who have suffered birth–related neurological injuries as the result of medical malpractice during a delivery admission, and are “qualified plaintiffs” as defined in the law.

The New York State Department of Financial Services is designated by law as the administrator of the Fund.

Effective October 1, 2019, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) will serve as the administrator of the Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF); the Department of Financial Services (DFS) will no longer oversee MIF operations.

Public Consulting Group (PCG) is the Medical Indemnity Fund Administrator and Claims Administrator handling day–to–day Fund operations, including case management, enrollment, requests for services requiring prior authorization, and claims payment. Day–to–day operations will be not be affected by this transition.

Please use the information below to submit:

Authorizations

Medical Indemnity Fund
c/o Public Consulting Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 7315
Albany, NY 12224
Phone: (855) NYMIF33 | (855) 696–4333

Authorization requests can also be sent by fax to: (518) 344–1293.

Claim Submissions

Medical Indemnity Fund
c/o Public Consulting Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 22008
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (855) NYMIF33 | (855) 696–4333

Note: Photographs and faxes of claims are not acceptable and will not be processed.

Medical Indemnity Fund Enrollment, Forms and Instructions

To enroll in the Fund an applicant must submit all of the required documents listed below:

  • Application Form
  • Authorization for Release and Use of Medical Information Form
  • Acknowledgement Form
  • Certified copy of the judgment or court–approved settlement that found or deemed the Applicant to have sustained a birth–related neurological injury on or after April 1, 2011, including all documents and/or exhibits referenced in the settlement or judgment
  • Documentation regarding the specific nature and degree of the applicant´s birth–related neurological injury or injuries, including diagnoses and impact on the applicant's activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, for example: a copy of the life plan, summary provided by treating physician, etc.
  • Documentation of all other present sources of health care covered or reimbursement, including commercial insurance and/or government programs
  • Any other information determined by the Fund Administrator to be necessary

Completed applications should be mailed to:

NYS Medical Indemnity Fund
c/o Public Consulting Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 7315
Albany, NY 12224

Applications and supporting documentation may be scanned and emailed to the Fund in PDF format to: MIF@health.ny.gov

Questions

If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact us at (855) NYMIF33 | (855) 696–4333 or MIF@health.ny.gov