Governance and Administration

The Management of CHIS is the responsibility of the Director-General, who determines and implements the relevant organisational structures. The CHIS Rules define three governance functions:

The Strategic Advisor is appointed by the Director-General to assist him or her in drawing up the medium- and long-term health insurance strategy.

The CHIS Board, created in 1992 is a sub-group of the Standing Concertation Committee (SCC). It is responsible to the SCC for the general supervision of the Scheme with a view to ensure the objectives of the Scheme, including its long-term financial balance, in the interest of the Members of the Scheme and of the Organization (see the CHIS Rules). The CHIS Board is a joint body comprising representatives of the Management of the Organization, on the one hand, and of the Members of the Scheme - active members of the CERN personnel and beneficiaries of the CERN Pension Fund - nominated by the Staff Association, on the other.
The terms of reference of the CHIS Board include :

  • proposing measures to contain costs and to adapt the levels of benefits and contributions;
  • drawing up proposals to adapt the policy of the Scheme according to the general evolution of the needs of the Scheme and to the available resources;

The CHIS Board is not entitled to handle individual cases.

The CHIS Manager is appointed by the Director-General.  His/Her mandate includes, among other things, monitoring and supervising the performance of the contract between the Organization and the Third-Party Administrator. He/She ensures the day-to-day operation of the CHIS.

The Director-General appoints a Third-Party Administrator (TPA) for the day-to-day administration of the Scheme. The current TPA is the insurance company UNIQA GlobalCare SA Switzerland.