Govt set to raise cap on medical indemnity premiums

But now all MDOs will be obliged to at least make an offer

Doctors with chequered claims histories face a surcharge of up to 200% on their indemnity premiums under a new cap proposed in Federal Government legislation.

But these doctors will also have a choice of insurer for the first time under the current system, with the government promising to force all insurers to make an offer to any doctor.