CERN Accelerating science

Social security

Mission

The mission of the Social Security Commission is to:

  • monitor the evolution of the CERN Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS), as well as the evolution of other social protection systems, excluding pension systems. Regarding CHIS, the Association aims, among other things, to maintain balance within CHIS and to improve the benefits, a position defended by our representatives on the CERN Health Insurance Scheme Board (CHIS Board);
  • examine any question relating to the social security coverage of CHIS beneficiaries, as well as any other question relating to social security, such as unemployment insurance and family allowances. Questions relating to pensions shall be discussed in the Pension Commission.

 

Scope of activities

In order to fulfil its mission in the area of health insurance, the Social Security Commission shall:

  • consider solutions to problems encountered in the day-to-day management of the health insurance scheme, reported to it by our representatives on the CHIS Board or through any other medium;
  • explore the best practices in the Member States in order to propose improvements to the CERN health insurance system and to stay on par with positive developments across the Member States;
  • examine any improvements aimed at integrating the notion of balance and cost compliance, in line with the principles of mutuality and solidarity among the members of the scheme, and in the interest of offering an optimal coverage to the insured;
  • analyse the biannual statistics provided by the CHIS Scheme Manager;
  • analyse the triennial actuarial reviews monitored by the CHIS Board;
  • strive to ensure compliance with the applicable procedures and the rules issued by the CHIS Board.

In order to fulfil its mission in areas related to social security systems other than pension and health insurance systems, the Social Security Commission shall:

  • examine the issues, proposals, and questions submitted to it;
  • document the best practices in the Member States in order to propose improvements to these systems in the interest of the Personnel and the Organization.

 

Means

In order to fulfil its mission, the Social Security Commission:

  • shall be composed of one or two coordinators and members, who are all from the Council and appointed by it; in accordance with Article V.5.7 of the Statutes of the Association, members may also be appointed by the Council from among the members of the Association;
  • shall receive, to the extent possible, logistical support from the Secretariat of the Association for document management, as well as the establishment and maintenance of tools and databases;
  • may collaborate with other internal commissions and bodies of the Association to carry out its mission;
  • may, with the agreement of the Executive Committee and/or the Council, engage the services of experts;
  • may provide its members with training related to its mission.

 

Coordinator

Sébastien Evrard, Joel Lahaye