As of 1 September 2017, it is no longer be possible for Associated Members of the Personnel (MPAs) to become voluntary members of the CHIS, irrespective of their conditions of association with CERN.
The Allianz Care Healthcare Plan for CERN MPAs is a private insurance for Associated Members of the CERN Personnel (MPAs) and their accompanying family members (financially dependent spouse or partner and children). Each covered person must be registered and paid for individually. The insurance is valid worldwide with the exception of the USA. This insurance covers a range of in-patient and out-patient treatments, as well as evacuation and repatriation. It includes cover for the financial consequences of illness and accidents, including occupational illness and occupational accidents to the same reimbursement conditions.
In order to be eligible, the MPA must have a valid contract of association with CERN. The necessary certificate of pre-registration is delivered automatically when having successfully pre-registered. In addition to the above, cover for members without a valid Swiss "P" legitimation card and who reside in Switzerland is limited to an overall maximum period of 90 days.
See Allianz Care Healthcare Plan for CERN MPAs web page for details and for online inscription. Copies of a brochure summarizing benefits and premiums are also available at the Users' Office, the Experimental Secretariats of the four major LHC experiments and the Social Affairs Service.
The insurance can start at any time during the MPA’s contract of association. The period of cover can be chosen between 1 and 6 months and can be followed by a new period of cover. The premium for the Allianz Care Healthcare Plan for CERN MPAs is fixed and guaranteed from 1 April each year until 31 March of the following year.
Important note: This information is made available as a service to the CERN community. CERN is not a party to the insurance contract with Allianz Care. Whilst best efforts have been undertaken to verify the adequacy of the coverage, CERN accepts no liability in respect thereto.
Further information is available on the web site of the Advisory Committee for CERN Users (ACCU).
3) Swiss LAMal
Holders of a Swiss legitimation card "P" and their family members, if holders of a legitimation card “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “G”, “L”, “P” or of a Ci permit, can take out voluntary membership with the Swiss LAMal insurance during the first 6 months from the date of issue of the legitimation card. The health insurance becomes effective retroactively as of the date the legitimation card is received. Further information is available here.
4) International Travel Insurance for professional travellers
International insurance options dedicated to professional travellers in Europe are available on the market. Such an option can be of interest for MPAs as an emergency insurance to complement their insurance in their home country for their stay in Switzerland and France. Generally the insurance is not valid in the home country of the subscriber.
It is the responsibility of the subscriber to verify the adequacy of this cover and in particular to ensure subscribing to a health care plan which includes cover for private and professional accidents. Some companies provide options to subscribe via the Internet. Local insurance agents also provide offers.
Please note that this page will be updated if more information becomes available.
- Recent ACCU presentations on healthcare:
ACCU123 (March 2019)
ACCU122 (December 2018)
Results of Users' Office Survey on Health Insurance (June 2013)