Insurance for resident physicians

Carmelita Flores, Administrator, ADIUM Insurance Services

Insurance options for resident physicians, including PARA Life and Disability Insurance plans, the AMA's ADIUM Insurance Services Inc. and home and automobile insurance from TD Meloche Monnex.

Watch: On April 9, 2024, graduating medical students attended an informational webinar presented by Laurenda Lanigan, Associate Insurance Advisor with the Alberta Medical Association’s ADIUM Insurance Services Inc.

Topics discussed included:

  • Life and Disability Benefits provided through the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta (PARA).
  • Overview of ADIUM Insurance Services.
  • Benefits of AMA Membership.
  • Overview of the services provided through MD Financial.

PARA Group Insurance plans

The AMA’s ADIUM Insurance Services Inc. partners with the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta for competitive group disability and life insurance coverage for all eligible PARA members.

Coverage provided:

  • Monthly disability benefit of 75% of your gross monthly salary.
  • $150,000 of life insurance coverage.
  • $150,000 coverage for Accidental Death & Dismemberment.

The disability, life and accident coverage are provided to eligible PARA members at no cost.

Portability of PARA benefits

When you complete your residency program, you can convert your PARA disability and life insurance to the competitive plans offered by the AMA, without having to prove good health. Contact ADIUM for more details.

You may also continue to increase coverage as a practicing physician, without having to prove good health, through the Guaranteed Insurability Benefit Rider (GIB) on your disability insurance, which comes automatically as part of your PARA conversion.

ADIUM Insurance Services Inc.

AMA’s ADIUM Insurance Services Inc. offers members a variety of products with competitive rates, comprehensive coverage and no added fees or commissions.

Plans available to AMA members include:

  • Disability Insurance – up to $4,000/month coverage to supplement your PARA coverage. AMA resident physician members receive a 50% discount off of our already competitive physician rates.
  • Term Life Insurance – up to $5,000,000 for you and/or your spouse.
  • Critical Illness Insurance – up to $1,000,000 for you and/or your spouse.
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment – up to $1,000,000 for you or for you and your family.
  • AMA Health Benefits Trust Fund – available at the conclusion of residency training, when your PARA group benefits terminate.

Learn more about ADIUM Insurance coverage

Home and automobile insurance

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex can help you save on insurance for your home or automobile. As an AMA member, you can benefit from special privileges such as preferred group rates, enhanced coverage and flexible limits.

Be sure to ask for the AMA member discount.

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