The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM)
AIM is the umbrella organisation of health mutuals and health insurance funds in Europe and in the world. Through its 62 members from 27 countries, AIM provides health coverage to 230 million people in the world and 160 million in Europe through compulsory and/or complementary health insurance and managing health and social facilities.
AIM strives to defend the access to healthcare for all through solidarity-based and non-for profit health insurance.
AIM’s mission is to provide a platform for members to exchange on common issues and to represent their interests and values in the European and international Institutions.
The AIM was founded in 1950 based on mutuals’ values which are: solidarity, not-for-profit orientation, universal access to healthcare. Mutuals and health protection organisations believe that health is not a good like the others and that people are at the centre of the healthcare system. These values are rooted in the origin of the mutualist movement in the 19th century where people chose to go together and create health funds for their own protection. Nowadays mutual societies in Europe and some other mutual societies in the world fight to preserve these ideas also embodied in health protection bodies.
Rue d’Arlon 50 (5th floor)
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 234 57 00
Fax : +32 2 234 57 08
Website : www.aim-mutual.org