La Mutuelle Générale de l'Education Nationale
The leading French mutual health insurance society, the Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale (MGEN) protects more than 3.3 million professionals working in State-run educational, research, cultural, youth and sports institutions.
The State delegates the management of its social security benefits to MGEN, which may also provide supplementary insurance. MGEN’s supplementary health insurance offers a large number of option-free benefits for a single contribution. Coverage extends far beyond health care alone, with specific services to assist members in their day-to-day lives, including emergency financial aid, home care, extra income in case of a prolonged absence from work, and financial support with moving and housing expenses, etc.
As a public health sector operator, MGEN manages 33 health care and medical/social service institutions, and actively supports public health research thanks to its corporate foundation and a dynamic partnership with INSERM (the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research). It also implements many preventive and educational health programmes.
EI (Education International)
Education International (EI) is one of 12 global trade union federations. It represents more than 30,000,000 teachers and employees in the education sector worldwide and brings together more than 402 national trade unions in 173 countries and territories.
EI is composed of organisations representing teachers and education and research professionals who support the principles of independent trade unionism. Its members work to defend democracy, human rights and social justice in their respective countries, while striving to improve their members’ living and working conditions and advance education through union activism.
Its 30 million members work at all education-system levels, from pre-school to higher education.
AIM (Association Internationale de la Mutualité)
Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) promotes mutual-benefit values and represents the interests of mutual societies in the fields of health care and social welfare. The association comprises 41 national federations in 27 countries that help to manage compulsory health insurance schemes, offer voluntary coverage and provide benefits and services via their own health care and social service facilities to more than 230 million citizens.
AIM members operate in different national contexts with very diverse structures and different names. Though they may come from very different walks of life, all AIM members share common values : concern for human well-being, solidarity and responsibility, independent management and non-profit status.