Mcare - Medical Malpractice

Mcare Relocation Notice:  Effective Monday, May 20, 2013, all visitors and delivery/messenger services are to use Mcare's new street address as listed below. Telephone and facsimile numbers, as well as the PO Box mailing address, remain unchanged.


New Street Address: 1010 North 7th Street, Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA  17102-1410 | Download Directions


All inquiries, notices and communications should be mailed to either of the following addresses, as soon as possible.


Pennsylvania Insurance Department

Mcare Fund

PO Box 12030

Harrisburg, PA  17108-2030


1010 N. 7th Street, Suite 201

Harrisburg, PA  17102


Telephone: 717-783-3770

Fax - Claims Only: 717-787-0651

Fax - Policy Only: 717-705-7342 - Please note compliance issues cannot be resolved via fax.  Compliance questions are to be directed to the Compliance Help Line at 717-783-3770 ext 280. 


Questions or comments regarding this notice may be directed to Dee McHugh, Special Advisor, 717.783.3770 x258 or faxed to 717.705.7341.  


Media calls should be directed to 717.787.3289.


Rosemont Closure - Mcare's Rosemont Office of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department closed effective February 3, 2012.


NOTICE OF UPCOMING CARRIERS' MEETING: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center, Camp Hill, PA | Check back often for publication of the Agenda.

About Mcare - The Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund ("Mcare") was created by Act 13 of 2002 ("Act 13"), and signed into law on March 20, 2002. Mcare is the successor to the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund, better known as the "CAT Fund" which originally was established by section 701(e) of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act, Act 111 of 1975 (40 P.S. §§ 1301.101-1301.1006), et seq. and began to accept coverage and accrue unreserved liabilities starting in calendar year 1976.

Purpose - Mcare is a special fund within the State Treasury established, among other things, to ensure reasonable compensation for persons injured due to medical negligence. Money in the fund is used to pay claims against participating health care providers and eligible entities for losses or damages awarded in medical professional liability actions in excess of basic insurance coverage ("primary coverage’) provided by primary professional liability insurance companies ("primary carriers") or self-insurers. Mcare also administers a compliance program to ensure adherence to the provisions of Act 13 and its attendant applicable regulations. 

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