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REFUND OF CMA DUES

The Board of Trustees, at their June 1979 meeting, and as reconfirmed by the MEC in July 2006, approved the following policy regarding the refund of prepaid dues. Dues refunds will be made only on request of a component society and only if the society takes similar action with respect to local dues.

Refunds may not be made by deducting the amount from a current or future transmittal. In most cases, refunds will not be granted if the member has utilized benefits or services that year.

You may request a refund of CMA dues as well as the automatic CALPAC or MEF allocation. All rules that apply to refunds apply to both the CMA dues and automatic CALPAC or MEF allocation.

Subject to the rules hereinabove, when requested, refunds of prepaid dues may be granted in the following circumstances ("Events"):

  • Death
  • Relocation of practice out of state
  • Revocation of license by MBC
  • Hardship waivers
  • Leaves of absence
  • Accidental transmittal by CMS

REFUND PRORATION SCHEDULE

For dues that are paid in full: dues refunds must be prorated based on the time elapsed since payment. Only the case of death is exempt from requiring a prorated refund. All other refunds will be prorated based on the time of year the refund request is made according to the schedule below and are subject to all rules herein.

Refunds will be prorated based on the following schedule:

  • 0-3 months after Paid Date: Three quarter dues refunded
  • 3-6 months after Paid Date: One half dues refunded
  • 6-9 months after Paid Date: One quarter dues refunded
  • 9-12 months after Paid Date: No refund of dues granted

The date of the Event is used for refunds if CMA is notified within 60 days. If CMA is notified of the Event after 60 days, the date of receipt of notification in the CMA office will govern the refund proration schedule.

NOTIFICATION OF REFUND REQUEST

You may request a refund for your combined CMA/County dues by sending your refund request, including the reason for your request, to the CMA or your local component society by:

  • email to Member Service;
  • phone call to CMA’s Member Resource Center at (800) 786-4262;
  • postal mail addressed to “California Medical Association, ATTN: Membership, 1201 J St, Sacramento CA, 95814”; or
  • contacting your local component society directly.

For dues that are not paid in full, such as dues on installment payments, or monthly payment plans, refunds will not be granted for payments already processed. Members may cancel their membership at any time with no penalty, thereby eliminating any additional payments, by calling CMA at (800) 786-4262.

REFUND OF CMA WEBINAR REGISTRATION FEES
Full refunds will be given for webinar registrations cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled webinar start time. To cancel your webinar registration, please call CMA at (800) 786-4262. No refund will be given for webinar registrations cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled webinar start time. Purchases of webinar recordings are non-refundable.

REFUND OF CMA PUBLICATIONS
Refunds of the purchase price and sales tax paid for CMA printed publications except CMA On-Call Documents and the California Physician Legal Handbook ("CPLH"), will be issued for products returned in new and sellable condition within 30 days of the date of purchase. Purchaser is responsible for all return shipping costs. If you need to return a print item, please call CMA at (800) 786-4262. Purchases of electronic publications, publications and documents downloaded from CMA, print or electronic CMA On-Call Documents, print or electronic CPLH, and subscriptions to CPLH.org are non-refundable.

REFUND OF CMA NOVELTY MERCHANDISE

Purchases of CMA novelty items, such as tote bags, are non-refundable.

All authorized refunds will be credited to the original payment source.

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