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AIM welcomes Von der Leyen’s plans for an EU “grounded in values and bold in action”

President Von der Leyen delivered on 15 September her much awaited State of the Union address, a speech that was bathed in solidarity and European values, as it should be. The three pillars of the Eur......

17 September 2021 - Read more

AIM publishes its Newsletter for the Latin-American Region

AIM publishes today the very first issue of its Newsletter for its Latin-American region. The paper will be published twice a year, in close collaboration with AIM members. The document is nurtured by......

28 July 2021 - Read more

Cross-border healthcare Directive: a proper implementation, which safeguards patients’ rights

AIM has been deeply involved in the legislative process of the cross-border healthcare directive and in its implementation. You can find AIM's feedback on the directive's implementation here. Yo......

27 July 2021 - Read more

How to improve healthcare through the exchange of health data?

The European Commission plans to publish a proposal for a common European health data space by the end of 2021. With the European Health Data Space, the Commission plans to promote better exchange an......

26 July 2021 - Read more

AIM welcomes the very comprehensive and ambitious long-term vision for rural areas proposed by the European Commission.

AIM believes the “vision”, and the proposed “Rural Pact” and “Action Plan” have a clear potential to overcome the many challenges faced by rural areas and to boost their potential to contr......

14 July 2021 - Read more

EMA publishes the minutes of the third EMA-Payer Community meeting

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) just published the minutes of the 12 March EMA-Payer Community meeting. On this day, representatives from the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies......

14 July 2021 - Read more

AIM supports the revision of the labelling rules on alcoholic beverages

AIM recommends revising the rules for all alcoholic beverages. The existing exemption to provide the list of ingredients and a nutrition declaration on label for alcoholic beverages containing more th......

8 July 2021 - Read more

Payer involvement is important for a successful EU HTA framework!

The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) welcomes the validation in COREPER of the provisional interinstitutional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on He......

8 July 2021 - Read more

EUMHAlliance: New Framework on Health and Safety at work.

On 28 June 2021, the European Commission published its new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021 – 2027 with the overarching aims to anticipate and manage change, prevent work-relate......

6 July 2021 - Read more

AIM Series of Factsheets

AIM has launched a series of factsheets on health promotion and disease prevention related issues. Not only do the documents contain facts and figures on the different themes but also a series of reco......

29 June 2021 - Read more

EU Organisations join Forces to call for action to address the increasing burden of cardiovascular Diseases

Brussels, 16 June 2021: Today, 12 key EU and international health organisations signed a joint statement to call on the EU to develop a comprehensive EU Plan on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) , which a......

16 June 2021 - Read more

AIM successfully launches its Calculator for Fair Medicines Prices in Europe

The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) has launched today its calculator for fair medicines prices in Europe (German version here). The calculator transposes AIM's fair pricin......

11 June 2021 - Read more

AIM Declaration: Global access to vaccines & medicines is needed for all and at a fair price

AIM’s General Assembly adopted a declaration on Global Access to Vaccines. AIM welcomes the different initiatives of the European Commission and the WHO et al. to enable for access to the vaccines......

11 June 2021 - Read more

AIM publishes its work programme 2021-2023

Read it here in 4 languages: - English: 3b EN - AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 - French: 3b FR - AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 - German: 3b DE - AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 - Spanish: 3b SP - AIM Wkg_prog_2021_202......

10 June 2021 - Read more

AIM Seminar: Long-term care systems: solidarity as the only way forward.The added value of the mutualist sector.

What is the role of mutuals regarding long-term care? What is their added value compared to other private and public providers and insurers? This event will provide a helicopter view of the many roles......

19 May 2021 - Read more

AIM publishes Declaration on EDCs

On the occasion of the online seminar co-organised with HEAL and Mutualités Libres: "Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Public Health: How are mutuals taking action", AIM publishes its updated declar......

29 April 2021 - Read more

AIM answers Consultation on the roadmap of the Social Economy Action Plan

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its serious consequences has definitively shown, how important social economy enterprises with its main players associations, foundations, mutual benefit societies and......

27 April 2021 - Read more

Green Paper on Healthy Ageing: AIM answers Consultation

The paper below gathers AIM’s full answer to the European Commission consultation on the Green Paper on Ageing. Some examples of best practices from the mutualist sector have been listed under some......

21 April 2021 - Read more

Health Literacy in the EU Cancer Plan

This paper highlights AIM’s very first reaction on the initiatives mentioned by the European Commission Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan regarding health literacy. AIM looks forward to the implementat......

21 April 2021 - Read more

The global mutualist Movement loses a staunch Advocate

AIM has learnt with great sorrow of the passing of its former President Jean-Philippe Huchet. Mr Huchet was a staunch advocate of the global mutualist movement. He will be deeply missed and always rem......

8 April 2021 - Read more

World Health Day Declaration – International solidarity needs to play at full speed to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines

This year’s World Health Day is placed under the motto “Building a fairer, healthier world”. On this occasion, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), gathering health m......

7 April 2021 - Read more

EVENT: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals & Public Health: How mutuals are taking action.

The negative impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on health is no longer questionable. This online seminar, co-organised by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Mutualités Libres an......

31 March 2021 - Read more

AIM looks for Secretary/Assistant

AIM, the international association of non-profit healthcare payers, including mutual benefit societies, Krankenkassen and health insurance funds, is looking for a full-time secretary with a limited co......

9 March 2021 - Read more

AIM welcomes the Action Plan on the Pillar of Social Rights

AIM welcomes the publication of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan which aims to build a stronger Social Europe by 2030. Together with its members and partners, AIM will contribute to tu......

8 March 2021 - Read more

AIM feedback on the HERA

Health crises like Covid-19 are global in nature and require collaboration. This has been proven by various examples such as the help provided by the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to patients fro......

1 March 2021 - Read more

AIM answers EC Consultation on its Framework for health and safety at work

AIM welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the upcoming revision of the European Commission Framework for Health and Safety at Work. AIM underlines the need to adopt a Health in all Policies......

1 March 2021 - Read more

Improvement of healthcare through exchange of health data – but how ?

AIM submitted its response to the European Commission's roadmap on the European Health Data Space. You can find the response here......

19 February 2021 - Read more

EU Cancer Plan: It is now time to turn ambitions into reality!

AIM welcomes the ambitious Cancer Plan presented by the European Commission. The choice to follow a health in all policies approach and to put the “interest and well-being of patients, families and......

11 February 2021 - Read more

AIM recommendations to the EC Roadmap on Food labelling

AIM sees potential in the Roadmap of the EC on the Revision of Information provided to Consumers. We welcome the initiative as we are convinced of the importance of properly informing consumers in ord......

5 February 2021 - Read more

AIM reaction to the Green Paper on Healhty Ageing: Big challenges call for bold action and solidarity

AIM welcomes the EU Green Paper on Healthy Ageing. AIM agrees that healthy ageing can only be achieved through actions across the lifespan and generations. AIM believes that the document published is......

3 February 2021 - Read more

AIM response to the European Commission Roadmap on the Green Paper on Healthy Ageing

AIM welcomes the roadmap published by the European Commission for the Green Paper on Healthy Ageing and looks forward to taking part to the upcoming consultation. The challenges entailed by demogr......

16 December 2020 - Read more

AIM Workshop on AI in Healthcare

Workshop: "AI in healthcare: Great opportunities for patients. How can mutuals become drivers?“ The event will be held in the framework of the European Social Economy Summit – Mannheim 2021.......

7 December 2020 - Read more

AIM answers the Consultation on the Pillar of Social Rights

AIM welcomes communication from the European Commission on “Building a European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience for cross-border health threats”, which was published on 11 November......

1 December 2020 - Read more

Tackling Medical Deserts across the EU

In the context of the European Commission Consultation on a "Long Term Vision for Rural Areas", AIM has published a statement containing some recommendations on how access to healthcare and long-term......

30 November 2020 - Read more

The Pharmaceutical Strategy for the EU: A welcome set of actions but strong political leadership is needed

The European Commission has published its Communication on a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. AIM, the leading international umbrella organisation of health mutuals and not-for-profit healthcar......

26 November 2020 - Read more

EU Strategic Framework on Health & Safety at Work – AIM Reaction to the Roadmap

AIM welcomes the comprehensive roadmap published by the European Commission and underlines the importance of the following series of key elements to ensure that the upcoming strategy is fit for purpos......

26 November 2020 - Read more

AIM publishes its Activity Report 2017-2020

You will find the links for all languages below: English: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_online version_EN_light French: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_nofacing_onlineversion_FR_light German:......

19 November 2020 - Read more

AIM elects new Executive Committee (Presidium)

18 November – AIM has elected today its new Presidium for the next 3 years. Loek Caubo from Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, the umbrella organization of health insurers in the Netherlands will be the ne......

18 November 2020 - Download

COVID-19: AIM publishes Recommendations for Europe & Regional Declarations

Today, AIM’s Board of Directors and General Assembly of has adopted its recommendations: “Only in solidarity can we overcome pandemics”. At the same time AIM adopted its declarations for Africa......

18 November 2020 - Read more

Online Seminar: Health in Times of the COVID19 Pandemic

Thrusday 19 November - 14:00 to 16:00 (Brussels time) How did countries across the world deal with the pandemic? How are they preparing for future healthcare crisis and what do they expect from dec......

12 November 2020 - Read more

Joint Statement – Transparency is needed to reap the full benefits of the EU’s investment in its Vaccines Strategy

Ahead of Friday 18 September's webinar the EU Vaccine Strategy, a number of European and international organisations representing not-for-profit healthcare insurers, healthcare professionals, public i......

21 September 2020 - Read more

Stronger Health Union needed in Europe

Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the Union Speech today. Her address was bathed in solidarity, a key value of the European Union, which AIM also fiercely defends. Read our Press Release here:......

17 September 2020 - Read more

Recommendations towards fair medicines prices in Europe

12 European and international organisations representing not-for-profit healthcare insurers, healthcare professionals, public interest organisations and trade unions have developed and endorsed recomm......

7 July 2020 - Read more

AIM Recommendations on the Green Paper on Ageing

AIM welcomes the European Commission’s intention to publish a Green Paper on Healthy Ageing. AIM believes people’s health and well-being should be at the centre of that paper, just as of any EU in......

6 July 2020 - Read more

AIM calls for a Pharmaceutical Strategy shaped to ensure and promote solidarity and sustainable healthcare in the European Union

AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, has articulated a set of recommendations to rebalance pharmaceutical markets in Europe. AIM calls for the European Pharmaceutical Str......

3 July 2020 - Read more

AIM reacts to the publication of the European Pharmaceutical Strategy roadmap

A fair diagnosis but will the treatment match ? The European Commission has published the roadmap to the European Pharmaceutical Strategy. AIM, the leading international umbrella organisation of healt......

5 June 2020 - Read more

Health Insurance Funds and Health Mutuals welcome Europe’s Recovery Plan for the Next Generation

“This is the moment for Europe to put an emphasis on better health care systems for all, based on the principles of solidarity, democracy and not for profit!” Christian Zahn, AIM President......

29 May 2020 - Read more

AIM welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy proposal, a further step in the right direction

AIM welcomes the ambitions described in the Farm to Fork Strategy, key in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and in the implementation of a successful Green Deal. The Strategy has the potenti......

27 May 2020 - Read more

Mental health in the eye of the COVID-19 hurricane

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous impact on mental health and well-being worldwide. During the pandemic, people become more at risk of experiencing, directly or indirectly, confusion, frust......

8 May 2020 - Read more

EU Collaboration on Vaccination

The current outbreak of COVID-19, its crippling effects on European economies and societies and the race to find a vaccine against the disease have put to the fore the fragility of our societies. It h......

22 April 2020 - Read more

Artificial intelligence in healthcare: a great potential in an ecosystem of trust!

The international umbrella organization of mutual benefit societies (AIM) welcomes the priority focus of the European Commission on artificial intelligence. Health insurance funds and health mutuals s......

21 April 2020 - Read more

Gambling and Covid: AIM updates its memorandum

In order to fight the Covid19 pandemic and prevent its spread, governments are currently forced to take strict confinement measures. While those measures included the cancellation of all sports events......

20 April 2020 - Read more

Time for pandemic solidarity!

AIM has published a statement as a reaction to the unprecedented crisis which the EU is going through due to the Covid19 pandemic. In the document, AIM calls on all citizens to act responsibly and fol......

25 March 2020 - Read more

The impact of solvency II rules on mutual benefit societies in the sector of social protection

AIM has drafted a paper providing the European institutions with information and knowledge on how Solvency II affects them. The paper allows for a reasoned reflection on possible future policy develop......

23 March 2020 - Read more

Joint letter to the European Commission on Covid19

AIM (International Association of health care mutuals and health care funds), CPME (Standing Committee of European Doctors), ESIP (European Social Insurance Platform) and HOPE (European Hospital and H......

18 March 2020 - Download

AIM publishes reaction to Farm to Fork Strategy Roadmap

AIM welcomes the initiative to launch a Farm to Fork Strategy as part of the European Green deal. We agree that the strategy is key in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and hope......

16 March 2020 - Download

AIM calls for a real social pillar to be included into the EU-Africa Strategy

The EU-Africa Strategy that was published on March 9th, includes human development and the development of social protection. “These are the two fundamental pillars in any ambitious cooperation polic......

13 March 2020 - Read more

AIM Recommendations for the Future of long-term Care

AIM issues the following set of recommendations to decision-makers as a contribution to the ongoing debate on the future adequacy and sustainability of Long-Term Care systems. Demographic changes and......

4 March 2020 - Read more

AIM’s reaction to the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan Roadmap

AIM, the leading international association of healthcare funds and mutuals, welcomes the focus and intentions described in the European Commission’s roadmap for the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan. The......

3 March 2020 - Download

Artificial intelligence: great potential for not-for-profit healthcare insurance and for patients’ needs

The European Commission adopted its white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) and a European data strategy on 19 February 2020. The umbrella organization of health insurance funds and health mutu......

25 February 2020 - Read more

Joint Statement – Prevention at the heart of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Prevention is the foundation of public health policy and central to protecting and improving people’s health and well-being. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is a key opportunity to put prevention whe......

17 February 2020 - Download

AIM supports the need for a European approach to fight cancer

The European Commission launches today the first phase of its awaited Cancer Plan with its conference: “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Let’s strive for more”. AIM, the leading international ass......

4 February 2020 - Download

Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the Commission’s reflections on a strong social Europe

European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit presented a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on th......

15 January 2020 - Read more

The EU Green Deal: an opportunity for public and planetary health

On 11 December, the European Commission presented its awaited Green Deal. AIM welcomes the ambitions expressed in the EC document, which clearly reflect the urgency of the situation.......

13 December 2019 - Download

European patients need fair medicines prices

The press regularly announces the discovery of a new drug or the purchase of promising small biotech companies for a substantial amount of money. But are the astronomical amounts that come along with......

4 December 2019 - Read more

State of Health in the EU hits the Bullseye!

AIM subscribes to the conclusions drawn by this year’s State of Health in the EU published on November 27th, 2019. These reports highlight the biggest challenges to be tackled by our healthcare sys......

29 November 2019 - Download

AIM Special Briefing – Brussels 2019

Our special briefing summarises the meetings which took place in Brussels from 12 to 15 November 2019. It is available in 4 languages: English:AIM Special Briefing - BoDBrussels2019_FINAL French: AI......

21 November 2019 - Read more

Universal health coverage: Mutuals are key partners

While the United Nations (UN) and its agencies are today organizing the High Level Conference on Universal Health Coverage, mutuals recall the need to involve the mutualist world in the efforts of int......

23 September 2019 - Read more

EU 2019-2024: Health Champions wanted!

The event, which will be co-hosted by MEP Dr Peter Liese (EPP, DE) and Dr Sara Cerdas (S&D, PT) , is jointly organised by AIM and 9 other European organisations working in the field of healthcare.......

19 September 2019 - Read more

AIM Special Briefing is out!

Find out more about AIM's meetings, which took place from 26 to 28 June in Luxembourg.......

8 July 2019 - Download

Watch AIM Memorandum video

AIM published a video on its memorandum for the EU elections. It summarises the Association's recommendations to EU institutions and priorities for the coming years. Watch it here.......

3 July 2019 - Read more

MoU between EC and the Spirits Industry fails to acknowledge consumers’ right to information

On 4 May, the Spirits Industry signed a MoU with the European Commission on the labelling of their products. Several Healthcare Advocacy organisations, including AIM, have voiced their discontentment......

5 June 2019 - Read more

We need more transparency on medicinal products markets!

Several World Health Organization Member States have tabled a Resolution on medicines transparency at the World Health Assembly. The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) has rea......

23 May 2019 - Read more

AIM President Interview: “The future of Europe must be social!”

Watch AIM President Interview here.......

2 May 2019 - Read more

No Future of Work without Mental Health

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the European Alliance for Mental Health - Employment and Work (EUMH Alliance) - of which AIM is part -  highlights the importance of including mental healt......

26 April 2019 - Download

WATCH ONLINE: AMA organises international congress of mutualism in Montevideo

AIM partner AMA, in collaboration with AIM Uruguayan member UMU organise on 24 and 25 April the international conference of mutualism. You can watch it online here. The programme can be found he......

24 April 2019 - Read more

Mutuals and non-profit healthcare payers play a vital role in the achievement of Universal Healthcare Coverage

Universal health coverage represents an overarching challenge for societies around the globe. AIM members, who stand for the values of solidarity and democracy, have made it their priority. They are c......

5 April 2019 - Download

Medical Devices: Time to implement Regulations and increase Transparency

AIM, together with the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE), the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), Prescrire and the Sta......

26 February 2019 - Read more

AIM is recruiting an executive director!

AIM is looking for a new Executive Director. The deadline for your application is 28 February. A first round of interviews is foreseen for Friday morning 8 March. Please find the vacancy notice here.......

8 February 2019 - Read more

The documents of the Lomé conference are available!

AIM organised on 22-23 January 2019 in Lomé its international conference "Investing on Mutuals for the XXIst century". The conference gathered more than 200 African and European mutualists. The purpo......

5 February 2019 - Read more

FNMF launches EP election campaign

The Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française (FNMF) launched today a campaign to facilitate debate about the future of Europe and the European Parliament Elections, taking place in May 2019.......

5 February 2019 - Read more

AIM visited Paris!

A delegation of 20 AIM members visited on 10 and 11 January Paris. They got to know our member FNMF better, and the French Healthcare system. Participants learned all the ins and outs about the projec......

16 January 2019 - Read more

AIM International Conference “Investing in Mutuals for the 21st Century” (Lomé, Togo, 22-23 January 2019)

The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) is organising an international conference with its partners on 22 and 23 January 2019 in Lomé, in Togo, on the theme "Investing in Mutu......

4 December 2018 - Read more

L’AIM organise la conférence internationale mutualiste “Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle”!

L’AIM organise avec ses partenaires une conférence internationale les 22 et 23 janvier 2019 à Lomé, au Togo, sur le thème « Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle ». Cet évènement aur......

4 December 2018 - Read more

Apps upon Prescription: Participate to AIM Seminar

Join our Seminar "Apps upon Prescription: Discussing mHealth Quality and Reimbursement" which will take place on 18 February in Brussels.......

30 November 2018 - Download

AIM kicks off European Election Campaign together with EU Commissioner Andriukaitis

EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis endorsed the AIM memorandum for the European Elections of 2019. The memorandum sets out the priorities of health insurance funds and health mutuals for the next le......

27 November 2018 - Read more

Patient safety must prevail

Alarming messages in the international media yesterday and today confirm the need to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of the EU Medical Devices Regulation. At different moments before the ne......

26 November 2018 - Read more

AIM 20 years Special Briefing is out!

Read AIM special briefing, which describes the meetings which took place in Brussels from 14 to 16 November 2018; amongst which our conference on the future of mental health with the presence of EU Co......

21 November 2018 - Download

AIM adopts Brussels declaration on Air Pollution and Health

We, the undersigned representatives of the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, with 59 members from 30 countries and representing 240 million people worldwide and 160 million in Eur......

15 November 2018 - Read more

AIM publishes its Memorandum for the 2019 EU Elections

AIM published today its memorandum for the 2019 Elections, a document containing the organisation's recommendations to the EU institutions for the next mandate. Read the document here: AIM_Memor......

15 November 2018 - Read more

AIM Board of Directors Meetings take place in Brussels

AIM held its Board of Directors (BoD) meetings in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). From 14 to 16 November, the following meetings took place: Our region Comm......

13 November 2018 - Read more

The future of Health in the EU

What should a socio-political Europe look like? What will healthcare policy at EU level look like in 20 years? Join our debate  on the future of Health in the EU ahead of the 2019 elections. Discu......

25 October 2018 - Read more

The Future of Mental Health

Join AIM conference on the future of mental health which will be held on 16 November at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. See the agenda: in English: AIM GA Brussels 2018_c......

4 October 2018 - Read more

HTA vote in the EP: much more meat on the bones, but it still needs a bit more cooking

AIM supports the overall objective of the Commission proposal on Health Technology Assessment and welcomes the set of amendments the European Parliament adopted today. At the same time, AIM stresses t......

3 October 2018 - Read more

Mutuals governance challenged by European law

On 28 September, the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) together with its Spanish member, Divina Pastora, have organised an event on mutuals governance, to discuss the challenges coming......

2 October 2018 - Download

Mutual respect for each generation!

Member of the AIM Board of Directors, and Secretary General of the Belgian Federation of Liberal Mutuals, Mr Geert Messiaen calls in his latest article for mutual respect for each generation. Please f......

27 July 2018 - Read more

AIM Special Briefing on Tallinn Meetings is out!

The briefing gathers the summaries of our meetings. You will also find in it the links to presentations and pictures. We hope that you enjoy reading it!......

27 June 2018 - Download

AIM adopts Declaration on Health in all Policies

It is nowadays widely recognised that aspects of everyday life such as education, societal inclusion, housing standards, or meaningful employment, determine individuals’ health and wellbeing. Good h......

21 June 2018 - Read more

AIM members to gather in Tallinn

From 20 to 22 June, AIM organises its General Assembly meetings in the city of Tallinn (Estonia). Discussions will cover a wide variety of topics such as:   The international dimension......

14 June 2018 - Read more

AIM agrees on position regarding the draft EC regulation on HTA and the Cabezón report

AIM supports the overall objective of the EC proposal on HTA and calls upon the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to ensure a compromise text that will bring EU collaboration i......

11 June 2018 - Read more

AIM welcomes EC proposal for stronger cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases

The European Commission published today a proposal of recommendations on how EU cooperation in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases can be strengthened. AIM welcomes the proposal, which goes......

3 May 2018 - Download

The digital transformation must support solidarity-based healthcare systems

Please find AIM’s position on digital healthcare as a reply to the European Commission's Communication on Digital Healthcare transformation. Sustainable access to high quality healthcare systems......

3 May 2018 - Download

AIM discusses draft HTA regulation with Commissioner Andriukaitis

27 April - AIM met today with European Commissioner for Health, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis. We discussed the Commission's proposal for a regulation on health technology assessment (HTA). We mentioned our......

30 April 2018 - Read more

We welcome action against vaccine-preventable diseases

AIM welcomes the European Commission proposal for stronger cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases. The European Commission published today a proposal of recommendations on how EU cooperation......

27 April 2018 - Read more

AIM visits its Members in Argentina and Uruguay

AIM was welcome by its Argentinian member CAM in Buenos Aires and by Uruguayan UMU in Montevideo, who organised an interesting programme to allow AIM members of the Presidium to get a better understan......

6 April 2018 - Read more

Social Economy and its access to the Internal Market

On 8 March 2018, AIM had its event in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on “Social Economy and its access to the Internal Market”. Invited were representatives from the European in......

5 April 2018 - Read more

International Seminar reaffirms the Importance of Mutualism in answering 21st Century Challenges

The International Seminar which took place in Buenos Aires gathered 200 mutualists from around the world. Discussions allowed to highlight the richness and variety of services which mutuals can offer......

22 March 2018 - Download

Joint reaction to the Alcohol Industry self regulatory proposal

Last year the European Commission provided the alcohol industry with the opportunity to come up with a self-regulatory proposal on alcohol labelling, an opportunity which the industry has ignored.......

13 March 2018 - Download

AIM recommendations on Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes. While it is true that no vaccine is 100% effective, high uptake rates have allowed to eliminate,......

2 March 2018 - Download

Social Economy and its Access to the Internal Market

AIM and the EESC organise an event on "social economy and its access to the internal market". Please find the agenda here.......

15 February 2018 - Download

AIM director’s interview on HTA

AIM’s perspectives on Health Technology Assessments – An EU-wide approach? is the fourth in a series of articles initiated by Neha Dave and Anna Dé, independent health policy consultants in Bruss......

12 February 2018 - Download

What payers think about the latest HTA proposal

AIM welcomes efforts at EU level to improve the quality and timeliness of health technology assessments. It is excellent to ensure through Union-wide collaboration that the assessor has timely access......

9 February 2018 - Read more

AIM publishes position on TFAs

AIM answered the open public consultation on the initiative to limit industrial trans fats intakes in the EU. On that occasion the organisation also published a position paper: TFApositionpaper as......

22 January 2018 - Read more

AIM member sets the alarm bells ringing

The Secretary General of the liberal mutuality in Belgium, Geert Messiaen, sets the alarm bells ringing: societies are not dealing properly with the ageing population. Read his article here......

2 January 2018 - Read more

AIM organises Seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy

11 December: The WHO, the European Commission, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), Vaccines Europe and AIM gathered in order to discuss one of the great 21st century challenges for publ......

12 December 2017 - Read more

AIM organised seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy

Read our press release: "Vaccine hesitancy, a public health threat to be tackled through multi-stakeholder collaboration"......

12 December 2017 - Download

Special Briefing – Rome 2017

AIM special briefing on its statutory meetings which took place in Rome from 15 to 17 November is out! Read it here.......

27 November 2017 - Download

AIM publishes its Work Programme 2017-2020

Learn more about our priorities for the next three years. Find here here our Work Programme 2017-2020.......

16 November 2017 - Download

Vaccines? No Thanks – Seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy

Around Europe, a growing wave of parents not wanting to vaccinate their children is threatening public health. The seminar should enable participants to hear about some examples of best practices, str......

14 November 2017 - Read more

AIM organises its General Assembly in Rome!

On 15-17 November, AIM in partnership with its Italian member FIMIV will organize in Rome different meetings in the frame of its Extraordinary General Assembly. On Wednesday, AIM members and invited......

10 November 2017 - Read more

AIM members have different roles in ensuring access to pharmaceuticals

AIM discusses during its general assembly in Rome in November 2017 what could be appropriate steps towards sustainable access to pharmaceuticals. But why should AIM members be involved in those discus......

9 November 2017 - Read more

We know what FAIR is!

The Dutch Minister of Health, Mrs Edith Schippers, brought the topic to the agenda of the European Council last year. The Commission is now trying to find out whether she had a point, whether it is tr......

11 October 2017 - Read more

The Impact of an Ageing Population on the Healthcare workforce

AIM SEMINAR 17 November - Rome The Impact of an Ageing Population on the Healthcare workforce The meeting aims at providing a general picture of the European healthcare workforce today and at the i......

5 October 2017 - Read more

Press release: Dialogue between EMA and AIM

The AIM Working Group on Pharmaceuticals participated last week in London, at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in a dialogue between EMA and payer organisations about how to ensure alignment of eff......

27 September 2017 - Read more

AIM public statement on the Juncker’s Speech State of the Union 2017

On 13 September 2017, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addressed in his annual Speech on the State of the European Union Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in which......

18 September 2017 - Download

New Dutch initiative to reduce costs of expensive pharmaceuticals

Dutch hospitals and health insurers will start with a pilot to collectively buy expensive medicines. Next year, negotiations will start for a group of cancer drugs. Cooperation must lead to a stronger......

1 September 2017 - Read more

AIM Presentation video

AIM presentation video gathers some of its members opinions on the added value of being part of AIM. Watch it Here!......

12 July 2017 - Read more

AIM Special Briefing – Antwerp 2017

The Special Briefing on our statutory meetings, which took place between 28 and 30 June is out! Read it here.......

6 July 2017 - Download

Care integration offers opportunities for AIM members to steer necessary change in health delivery

On 30 June, the International Association for Mutual Benefit Societies organised in Antwerp a seminar on integrated care. This discussion was organised to present what AIM members and other organisati......

30 June 2017 - Download

Christian Zahn re-elected as AIM President

L’Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) has elected a new Presidium on 29 June 2017. Also in the coming three years, the association will chaired by Christian Zahn. Zahn has been running......

30 June 2017 - Download

Big Data opens opportunities for improving healthcare when balanced with the right privacy of personal data

29 June – During its European Affairs Committee in the framework of the XXXVIth General Assembly in Antwerp, AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies concluded that Big Data in......

30 June 2017 - Download

AIM has a new logo!

Looking back at the history of our logo, its evolution since the birth of our association in 1950 is quite obvious. The first publications contained an image of a globe surrounded by people holdin......

29 June 2017 - Read more

AIM publishes its Activity Report 2014-2017

AIM publishes the activity report for the last three years, a document which gathers all the activities carried out by the organisation. ...

29 June 2017 - Read more

AIM stresses the Importance of Mutuals in the Fight for Universal Healthcare Coverage

AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies”, organised a conference on the issue of access to healthcare for populations living at the margin of society, including migrants, info......

27 June 2017 - Download

AIM President underlines the role of mutuals in the fight against healthcare inequities.

AIM President, Mr. Christian Zahn (Vdek, Germany) opened today a joint session of AIM regional Committees. The meeting gathered mutuals and healthcare funds from all over the world and representatives......

27 June 2017 - Read more

AIM organises its General Assembly in Antwerp!

The AIM General Assembly and Board of Directors meeting will take place in Antwerp from 28 to 30 June 2017. The AIM Secretariat has prepared short paragraphs presenting the event's key meetings. Note that most events are open to AIM members only....

26 May 2017 - Read more

Time for a proper recognition of social economy entreprises in the EU

This paper lays out AIM members’ position on the key concepts of ‘social economy’ and why mutuals fit in this category and why it is important to have a clear definition. The paper also outlines......

26 April 2017 - Download

Time to unlock the Potential of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

AIM is the umbrella organisation of health mutuals and health insurance funds in Europe and in the world. Through its 63 members from 28 countries, AIM provides health coverage to 240 million people i......

26 April 2017 - Download

EUMHAlliance – Depression: the biggest barrier to workplace well-being

The European Alliance for Mental Health in All Policies, of which AIM is a member, published a Press Release on the occasion of World Health Day. The PR calls for an investment in mental-health promot......

24 April 2017 - Read more

Time for a proper recognition of social economy enterprises in the EU

On 26 April, AIM published its position on social economy. The paper lays out AIM members’ position on the key concepts of ‘social economy’ and explains why mutuals fit in this category and the......

21 April 2017 - Read more

Open letter to the members of the Committee on Culture and Education

On 25 May 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which includes provisions governing commercial communications for foods high in f......

1 April 2017 - Download

AIM comments on the public consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured products

AIM recommends to increase taxation of all tobacco products which, on the other hand, should be taxed in a comparable way as appropriate......

26 February 2017 - Download

AIM submits contribution to EC consultation on HTA

AIM fully supports the idea that, also after the finalization of EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 (in 2020), EU collaboration in the field of Health Technology Assessment remains very important. We submitted t......

13 February 2017 - Download

AIM publishes declaration on EDCs

9 February – AIM publishes its declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals demanding an appropriate set of criteria, but also calling on the Commission to raise public awareness on the issue and t......

13 February 2017 - Download

AIM adopts position on the Pillar of Social Rights

AIM calls for EU Pillar of Social Rights which contributes to sustainable access to good quality healthcare for all EU citizens in its position adopted on 24 November 2016. PR_PillarSocialRightsAIM......

8 December 2016 - Read more

What about our kids?

30 November 2016, Brussels. A coalition of over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs has joined forces in a campaign to protect children from commercial communications for alcohol an......

30 November 2016 - Download

AIM organises Conference on Financial Regulation

How do mutuals in Europe and the world deal with financial regulation ? All over the world, financial regulations raise the same challenges: the necessity to ensure a balance between the objectives......

25 November 2016 - Read more

AIM and ESIP publish Open Letter on the Standardisation of Health and Social Services

The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European.........

15 September 2016 - Download

Belgian mutuals organise demonstration against TTIP

For many months, Belgian mutuals are mobilized to raise awareness on the dangers of TTIP and CETA for healthcare. Join the demonstration which will take place on 20 September.........

15 September 2016 - Read more

Standardisation of Health and Social Services

The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European level for standardisation in the field o......

14 September 2016 - Download

AIM recommendations on ceta

While in certain areas, the European Union and its Member States would certainly benefit from the “Comprehensive and Economic Free Trade Agreement (CETA)” through......

8 July 2016 - Download

Health insurance funds and health mutuals urge clarification of the current exemptions on public services and health services in CETA

Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the announcement of European Trade Commissioner......

8 July 2016 - Download

AIM publishes press release and recommendations on CETA

Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the announcement of European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on 5 July 2016 of CETA being a mixed agreement. Nevertheless, we regret the provisi......

8 July 2016 - Read more

AIM and ESIP sent letter to Commissioner Malmström on TTIP

AIM and ESIP have this week sent a letter to EU Commissioner Malmström concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It appreciates the progress that has been made in the prep......

1 July 2016 - Download

Adaptive pathways: Why are we cautious?

In order to improve access to medicines, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently been merrily pushing towards speeding up marketing authorisation for new medicines. Several projects have been......

30 June 2016 - Download

AIM is cautious about adaptive pathways

AIM is cautious when ‘Adaptive Pathways’ are concerned. Please find here ten reasons why AIM has concerns.......

30 June 2016 - Download

AIM Position on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

AIM sends out a clear signal today about how important health promotion and disease prevention is. Chair of the AIM Working Group dealing with the topic, Mr Leo Blum says: “More prevention is key to......

3 June 2016 - Read more

Actes de la Conférence Abidjan 2016

Mars 2016 Considérant que plus de 90% de la population vivant dans des pays à faible revenu ne bénéficie d’aucun droit à une couverture de santé, Considérant qu’une couverture maladie......

13 March 2016 - Read more

We welcome Council conclusions on balancing the pharmaceutical system in the EU

17 June 2016 – Social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, members of ESIP and  AIM  warmly  welcome  the  commitment  of  the  Council  towards  a  more  balanced......

13 February 2016 - Read more

Retour sur la Conférence d’Abidjan: Présentations et Discours

Retrouvez les discours et les présentations de la conférence sur les perspectives du mouvement mutualiste africain dans le cadre des Couvertures Santé Universelles. Ouverture de la conférence......

13 February 2016 - Read more

Mutuals in Europe: Who they are, What they do and why they matter

AIM, together with AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe), released a communication document based on a detailed study published by the European Commission entitle......

13 February 2016 - Download

Luxembourgish Minister Schmit: “EU should give mutuals a boost”

Brussels, 15 October 2015 – Mutuals are a special kind of enterprise at the heart of the European social model. They are important contributors to economic growth and financial stability, but they l......

13 January 2016 - Read more

Time to strengthen the efforts in tackling fraud and waste!

The World Health Organisation considers fraud as one of the ten leading causes of inefficiency in health systems. The average amount of healthcare fraud is estimated to be 6.19% of the global healthca......

13 January 2016 - Read more

How do healthcare systems guarantee solidarity and accessibility?

Under this heading AIM, the international association of non-profit healthcare payers, will organize on Thursday morning 2 June a conference in The Hague, hosted by “Zorgverzekeraars Nederland”, t......

13 January 2016 - Read more

L’AIM organise la conférence internationale mutualiste “Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle”!

L’AIM organise avec ses partenaires une conférence internationale les 22 et 23 janvier 2019 à Lomé, au Togo, sur le thème « Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle ». Cet évènement aur......

3 December 2015 - Read more

European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) and Association Internationale de la mutualité (AIM)

The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) represents over 40 national statutory social insurance organisations (covering approximately 240 million citizens) in 15 EU Member States and Switzerland,......

13 October 2015 - Download

Brochure about Mutuals in Europe

AIM, together with AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe), released a communication document based on a detailed study published by the European Commission entitle......

16 June 2015 - Read more

AIM-AEIP JOINT POSITION PAPER MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELL-BEING

Mental illnesses are among Europe’s most burdensome yet least addressed groups of diseases. 1 According to estimations by the World Health Organisation (WHO), they affect every fourth citizen at lea......

1 May 2015 - Download