On January 25th, 2005 the Court of Appeal of Brussels decided in a preliminary ruling that the Christian Mutuality (CM) Antwerp, a health insurance fund, could not be regarded as an undertaking as it fulfilled its legal obligations when providing an extra orthodontic compensation for its members. Relevant Facts In Belgium, a health insurance fund is obligated, to become incorporated, to provide the compulsory sickness and invalidity insurance and at least one additional service which offers financial assistance to its members to contribute to the costs of prevention and treatment of illness or invalidity, to assign payment in case of disability or to improve their physical, psychological or social well being. The CM Antwerp
The Brussels Court of Appeal finds that a health insurance fund cannot be regarded as an undertaking as it fulfils its legal obligations when providing an extra compensation for orthodontic treatment (BVBA Kristel Cools / CM Antwerp)
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