International Assistance Group selected MUTAS as a new Core Partner in Belgium.
Paris, May 2012 - International Assistance Group is proud to count MUTAS, the leading medical assistance organisation in Belgium, as Core Partner from May 2012.
Founded by 5 European members in 1992 - and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year- the International Assistance Group® has expanded to major markets worldwide, being comprised today of 47 Partners. Each Partner contributes local knowledge and resources to create a truly global service, and the combined worldwide expertise and resources of International Assistance Group cover over 180 countries.
As per its motto "Local Partners Global Solutions", all the International Assistance Group® Core Partners are among emergency assistance leaders in their respective countries and geographical regions and have a proven track record in delivering quality services.
Mutas was founded in Belgium in 1990 by the Belgian health insurance funds (HIF). This Non-profit organization is an inter-mutual initiative. Mutas is owned by:
Landsbond der Christelijke Mutualiteten - Alliance Nationale des Mutualités ChrétiennesM.O.B. SolidariteitMutualisFederatie van Socialistische Mutualiteiten van Brabant – Fédération des Mutualités Socialistes du BrabantLandsbond van Liberale Mutualiteiten - Union Nationale des Mutualités LibéralesUnion Nationale des Mutualités Neutres – Landsbond van de Neutrale MutualiteitenKas der Geneeskundige Verzorging van de NMBS Holding - Caisse des Soins de santé de la SNCB Holding
In the past 20 years Mutas has built on its expertise to be able to provide professional medical services in Belgium and abroad.
Today, Mutas covers 8.5 million insured people in Belgium (out of the 11 million Belgian inhabitants) and provide them with professional medical assistance abroad and in Belgium. With 80 multilingual employees (speaking English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian and Polish) MUTAS handled last year over 21,000 medical cases abroad.
Mrs Annie Ceron, General Manager of MUTAS declared: "Since the first meetings with International Assistance Group we have been seduced by the philosophy of the organisation, the principle of equality, the mutual respect and the peer cooperation between independent emergency services. These enterprises are all well rooted in their land or continent and they can take advantage of their local and regional knowledge to improve the quality and the cost efficiency. The professional contacts with some International Assistance Group Core Partners, among others SOS International (Netherlands), Garantie Assistance (France), Omint (Argentina and Brazil), Remed Assistance (Turkey), reinforced our positive feeling. Very recently we collaborated for the first time with Medicall (Switzerland). We worked together with those colleagues in the framework of a dramatic coach accident that happened some weeks ago. The cooperation with Medicall worked perfectly."
Mutas is a private, non-profit association in Belgium regulated under the Belgian law and owned by 6 Belgian Health insurance funds (Mutualities). The organisation was founded in 1990 and covers 8,5 million Belgian citizens.
Last year Mutas handled 22.000 cases of medical assistance abroad and more than 70.000 cases of local and outreach services; for instance personal and social alarm service, allocation of child minders at home, non-urgent patient transport from and to hospitals and care centres etc., and permanence for home care services.
The company realized a turnover of over €19 million.
About International Assistance Group
International Assistance Group is a limited incorporated company in Paris (France) regulated under the French law and owned by its Partners. This worldwide commercial alliance of independent companies spanning all the links in the assistance value chain was formed in 1992 by five European companies with the aim of helping each other offer quality assistance to cases. The group's success has attracted accredited companies from every continent and it now boasts 47 partners and a turnover of over €678 million. More than 6,800 employees take care of 77 million end users.
Last year, International Assistance Group® handled over 3.9 million cases and 30,000 repatriations, through 54 continuously attended medical call centres.
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