CMPA Rebate Program

The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Rebate Program provides members of CMPA with a partial reimbursement of their fees. You don’t need to apply for this benefit because the CMPA transfers the necessary data for the rebate to Doctors of BC, but to receive the funds you need to sign up for direct deposit with us.

 

Who is eligible for the rebate

In order to be eligible for this benefit:

  • You must have been paid on a fee-for-service or sessional basis (or both) by MSP or through a nonsalaried service contract in the prior calendar year. The reimbursement for first-year physicians will be based on their eligible income for the current year
  • You must have paid your CMPA dues to the date of the rebate calculation.

You will be paid only for months in which you were practicing in British Columbia.

If you are a salaried physician, you are not eligible for a CMPA rebate because it is provided directly by your employer as defined by the Provincial Salary Agreement.

2020 rebate amount

The amount of the CMPA rebate is based on the funding available under the Physician Master Agreement which changes from year to year.

The 2020 CMPA Rebate is calculated as follows:

2020 CMPA Rebate= (2020 CMPA Fee x 88%) - $50

The $50 per physician is being utilized as a subsidy for the following work codes with retention and recruitment issues:

  • Family Medicine/GP with Obstetrics
  • Family Medicine/GP with Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics

The rebate is allocated as follows:

ANNUAL GROSS ELIGIBLE INCOME PERCENTAGE OF Rebate PAYABLE
< $5,000 0%
$5,000 – $10,000 25%
$10,001 – $15,000 50%
$15,001 – $30,000  75%
> $30,000 100%
 

Please click here for the 2020 Rebate Table

When and how you are paid the rebate

The CMPA rebate is processed quarterly and is paid to you by direct deposit. You will receive your rebate by direct deposit in quarterly installments in:

  • May
  • August
  • November
  • March of the following year​

If you’re in your first year of practicing in BC, you will be paid in March of the following year as this is when income for the current rebate year is reported to Doctors of BC.

​CMPA rebate payment confirmations can be found in My Documents.

To sign up for direct deposit:

How non-members are paid

If you are not a member of Doctors of BC, an administration fee of the lesser of 50% of your CMPA rebate or the balance of your equivalent Doctors of BC membership dues, plus GST, is payable to Doctors of BC for each benefit year being claimed. 

The CMPA rebate less the administration fee will be paid to you. 

An administration fee receipt will be issued to you in February of the following year.

Include the CMPA rebate on your income tax

A T4A will be issued for the CMPA rebate. You must include this amount in your personal income, but your CMPA dues can be claimed as an expense.

A T4A will not be issued for CMPA rebates paid to a corporation.

For more information

For CMPA rebate inquiries, please contact Doctors of BC Benefits Department.

E-mail benefits@doctorsofbc.ca

Telephone 604 638 2928
Toll free 1 800 665 2262 ext. 2928
Fax 604 638 2913

For CMPA coverage inquiries, please contact CMPA directly at 1 800 267 6522.