Medical Indemnity Fund

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

Effective October 1, 2019, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) took over the responsibility of overseeing the MIF, previously managed by the Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Public Consulting Group (PCG) acts as the Fund Administrator handling the day–to–day operations, including claims, case management, enrollment, requests for services requiring prior approval, and claims payment.

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 784
Greenland, NH 03840-0784
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
  • Additional information may be required as determined by the Fund Administrator.

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