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United Nations Staff Mutual Insurance Society (UNSMIS) at Geneva

The Society is based at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). It was set up in 1949 under the United Nations Staff Rules. The Society is administered by an Executive Committee comprising members appointed by the Director-General of UNOG and the Staff Coordinating Council.

The Society reimburses serving and retired staff members of UNOG and international organizations with which UNOG has concluded an agreement (ITC, HCR, UNICEF, WMO in Geneva, UNV,UNFCCC, UNCCD in Bonn and UNSSC in Turin), subject to the Statutes and Internal rules in force, for the costs of medical care in the event of sickness, accident or childbirth.

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Membership: +41 (0)22 917 31 39

Reimbursements: +41 (0)22 917 31 35

Attestations, guarantees: +41 (0)22 917 20 19

Fax: +41 (0)22 917 02 98

Email: unsmis@unog.ch


Palais des Nations
8-14, avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10

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Monthly contributions of a staff member on service are calculated as a percentage of net salary. The scale of contributions varies according to the size of the family.

After separation, a former staff member who wishes to continue membership of the Society as a pensioner shall pay a monthly premium calculated on the basis of all the income paid under the terms and regulations of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. The minimum contribution is calcutated on the basis of a pension corresponding to at least 20 years' service. A former staff member who has not been affiliated for at least 10 years must pay the total amount of the premium, including the subsidy payable by the Organization.

The contribution of members who are staff members in service shall be deducted from their salaries each month by the Organization. The contribution of retired members shall be deducted at source each month by the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and credited directly to the Society's account.

Premiums are calculated in Swiss francs and must be paid in Swiss francs or in United States dollars at a rate specified by the Society.

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