Learn About the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Now that new federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) rules expand eligibility for California and Texas physicians, take advantage of an upcoming webinar hosted by the California Medical Association (CMA), California Hospital Association (CHA), Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association (THA) to learn about how to qualify.   

New Federal Loan Forgiveness for CA and TX Physicians – Everything Physicians and Hospitals Need to Know, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 2:15 to 3:15 pm. Register today, at no cost. 

Under the new rules, which launched on July 1, physicians who have qualifying loans, make 120 qualifying payments, and provide services 30 hours/week in a non-profit health care facility (hospital, foundation, clinic, or other organization) may now qualify for the federal PSLF program, despite state prohibitions on physician employment by private non-profit hospitals, clinics, foundations, and other health care entities.   

The webinar will provide specific instructions about how more California and Texas physicians can qualify for PSLF. It will also discuss how hospitals, foundations, and other entities can serve as “qualifying employers” for purposes of PSLF, even though they are prohibited by state law from employing physicians.   

The U.S. Department of Education will provide information about eligible qualifying loans and the new eligibility criteria. There will also be a legal presentation about the types of practices that qualify, the required written agreements between physicians and nonprofit entities, and suggestions for documenting the required work hours with time for your questions.   

Special guests and speakers include:   

  • Ashley Harrington, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education  
  • Long Do, Partner, Athene Law   
  • Elizabeth McNeil, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, CMA  
  • Megan Howard, Vice President, Federal Policy, CHA 

Register by Thursday, Sept. 28. 

Last Updated On

September 13, 2023

Originally Published On

September 12, 2023