A new health insurance option for Associated Members of the Personnel (including users): Allianz Worldwide Care Healthcare Plan for CERN MPAs.
Based on a survey conducted by the Users’ Office and a request by the Advisory Committee of CERN Users (ACCU), CERN has looked into health insurance products on the market and has identified a health insurance for MPAs and their accompanying family members which covers the financial consequences of illness and accidents and which is deemed adequate in CERN’s Host States. This insurance may be a useful option for MPAs who may not have adequate coverage in place from their home institution or who choose not to or cannot enrol in the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS). For the time being the insurance company can only offer limited duration policies to MPAs. We hope that this restriction can be removed in the future.
The health insurance is offered by the insurance company Allianz WorldWide Care for a monthly fee of 139 euros per insured person (MPA and each of his/her accompanying family members). Further information is available here.
CERN is not party to the insurance contract between the MPA and the insurer.
Enrolment in the CHIS remains a possible option, as well as other insurance products that are deemed adequate. It is the sole responsibility of each MPA to select and take out the health insurance which meets his/her needs and, if applicable, those of his/her accompanying family members.
Representatives of the insurance company will be present at an information booth at CERN next to the Users’ Office and Restaurant No1 on Thursday, 22 January at lunchtime and on Tuesday, 27 January from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.