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Professional Indemnity


Closure of SMA Office from 7 April 2020

With effect from 7 April 2020, in line with the government's additional measures on closure of workplace premises, the SMA office will be closed. You can continue to contact us at the link below: https://www.sma.org.sg/general/contactus.aspx. Members can also call SMA [6223 1264] or the staff's DID. More details here.

Medical Malpractice Indemnity (MMI) is a critical component of our medical practice, as it protects both doctors and patients from a range of unforeseen events.

Different doctors have differing needs and preferences for type of MMI. To better serve our SMA Members, the SMA Council has identified Preferred Partners for the common MMI models in Singapore:
•             Medical Protection Society (MPS)
•             Income
•             Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT)

SMA relates to these three Partners in different, often overlapping ways. We collaborate by offering services for a fee (e.g. in administration matters relating to Singapore doctors, helping to organise education events and professional meetings etc). This enables them to serve doctors in Singapore more comprehensively without needing a larger staff. More importantly, we keep in contact with their managers in charge of professional support and services. When invited, SMA even participates in the Scheme Management Committee of specific MMIs, where we directly offer inputs to MMI management as they periodically review their schemes. More than just a responsibility towards our SMA Membership, such involvement enables us to help keep MMIs up-to-date with the concerns of Singapore doctors. MMI products that are better aligned with new trends and changing directions in the practice of medicine in Singapore, can also better meet the needs of our local doctors.

You can request for more information on their products through the SMA, directly via their website, or by contacting them personally.

MPS Indemnity Scheme: please call 800 616 7055 (MPS toll-free) or email us at: mps@sma.org.sg. More details can be found at the Singapore-specific website:  http://www.medicalprotection.org/singapore. To download an application form: please click here.

Income MMI: Please contact us at 6223 1264 or email us at sma@sma.org.sg. Website with detailed information: https://www.income.com.sg/commercial-insurance/medical-indemnity-insurance. To download an application form: please click here.

JLT Medefend Scheme: please call 6411 9002 (Mr Gary Chua/Ms Rachel Ong), or visit website: http://www.medefend.com.sg/. This site has details of special benefits open only to SMA Members, and allows you to apply directly. 

It is every doctor’s responsibility to ensure he is adequately covered. The choice of MMI model is best made by the doctor, according to the specific features of his practice model. After deciding this, we trust that knowing SMA’s Preferred Partners will make the final choice easier for our Members.