Welcome the ESO Pensioners Web
This website has been created to keep ESO pensioners up to date with news and events that affect them. It is intended to complement the GAC-EPA website hosted at CERN with ESO news from both Germany and Chile.
The website also provides access to important documents relating to healthcare, for example, that have only been accessible in the past on the ESO intranet and therefore inaccessible to most pensioners. Because some of these documents are considered by ESO to be semi-confidential, certain areas of this website are password protected. This makes it easier for us to put documents at your disposal without endless discussion with the ESO administration for each additional document. If you have difficulty in accessing these pages or have forgotten the password, please send a request to the editor.
We would be happy to receive any contributions, articles, photos or links that might be generally interesting to ESO pensioners. If you have any such contributions, please send them to the editor.
30 January 2020 - Sandro D'Odorico
Changes in Health Insurance benefits as of 1.1. 2020
As 1 January 2020 new reimbursement rates and ceilings apply for the following health insurance benifits: pharmaceutical costs, dental care, and orthodontic treatment. For further details please refer to the Cigna document.
12 December 2019 - Martin Cullum
As some of you may have already heard, the newly elected ESO Representative at the GAC-EPA is Erik Allaert. I’m sure you will join me in wishing him well in this activity which is important for the retired staff although usually involves behind the scenes work that is not always obvious to the outside world.
After nearly 10 years serving on the GAC-EPA committee, I am happy to be able to hand over to Erik who I am sure will be an excellent representative. If you need to contact him, he can be reached at the following address: email@example.com .
11 April 2019 - Rein Warmels
The health insurance changes (as per 01/01/2019) mentioned by Sandro D'Odorico in the News item of 30 January are now avalable in a document that has been released by Cigna. For the details please check the document on the internal Documents and Presentations page, under Healthcare.