The CMCM of yesterday and today
The CMCM that you know today was born under the name “Caisse Chirurgicale Mutualiste” during the general assembly of the National Federation of the Luxembourg Mutual Societies on 15 April 1956 at the EMS hotel in Luxembourg.
The first administrative board consisted of:
Carlo THILL, president; Ernest FEYEREISEN, Eugène HERRIGES, Jean HOFFMANN, Jean MULLER, Joseph SCHMIT and Nicolas SCHOLLER, members.
In the beginning, the “Caisse Chirurgicale Mutualiste”, a surgical mutual fund, had 2,614 members. Thanks to the help and experience of the French mutual fund, these beginnings were quickly developed into the first approved statutes on 17 April 1956.
The benefits were far from satisfying everyone’s needs, so in order to fill in a gap, a “Caisse Dentaire” or dental fund, was founded on 7 April 1963.
On 1 January 1976, the “Caisse Chirurgicale Mutualiste” and the “Caisse Dentaire” joined together into the present-day “Caisse Médico-Chirurgicale Mutualiste”. On 1 January 2016, the “Caisse Médico-Chirurgicale Mutualiste” was renamed the “Caisse Médico-Complémentaire Mutualiste” to emphasise the fact that its benefits go beyond strictly surgical procedures.
The Caisse Médico-Complémentaire Mutualiste is a health mutual according to the law of 7 July 1961. It is therefore obliged to conform to the provisions of this law in terms of benefits and management.
The subsequent statutes and modifications are subject to the approval of the Ministry of Social Security following prior notice of the Higher Counsel of Mutual Health Funds. The CMCM is managed by its own administrative board.
The coordinated text of the CMCM’s statutes has been published in the administrative and economic compendium B n° 143 of 30th December 2015. The subsequent amendments to the Statutes have been published in the same B Collection in the following issues: N°402 of 10th February 2017; N°3731 of 21st December 2017; N°480 of 27th February 2019; N°685 of 19th March 2019 and N°1113 of 19th April 2019.