10 de febrero de 2018

CfP: Risk and the Insurance Business in History An International Conference, Seville 2019

The International Conference on Risk and the Insurance Business in History will be held in June 11th to 14th 2019 on the historic city of Seville. 

The Scientific Committee has accepted a set of 23 parallel sessions to shape the program of the conference.  

Now we are opening the call for participation in these sessions. Please feel free to consider the most suitable session for your paper. Proposals should include names and affiliations of the author/s; title and abstract. Please note that session organisers have the final decision to accept paper proposals for their sessions. Session organisers are requested to forward to the conference organisers any proposals for papers that they cannot include in their session, so that the conference organisers, with the assistance of the Scientific Committee, have an opportunity of placing the papers elsewhere in the conference if that proves possible. The definite list of accepted papers will be announced in September 30th 2018. 

Proposals of sessions should be directed to the organiser/s of the session, with copy to the conference mail insurance.international.conference@unia.es 
The deadline to send paper proposals is June 30th 2018.

Session 8. Friendly Societies/Societies of Mutual Aid and health risk coverage:

Pilar León-Sanz (University of Navarra) mpleon@unav.es
A comprehensive historical study of the Health Insurance sector requires us to examine the development and the functions of the Friendly Societies and Mutual Insurance Systems. In general, a health-care system has been defined as the means by which health care is financed, organized, delivered, and reimbursed for a given population. It includes considerations of access, expenditures, and resources (Gil-Sotres, 2010). From the nineteenth century, diverse health-care systems such as the Friendly Societies, Mutual aid societies and health insurance companies have been closely associated with the social and economic vulnerability of workers.
The existence of these Mutual Insurance Systems coincided with other traditional charitable institutions (general hospitals, homes for the elderly, asylums, orphanages), and others organized at municipal or national levels. Private health insurance companies also began to offer medical-pharmaceutical services in urban centres. It is a time that reviewed the notion of a subsidiary role of the State in Health and Social care of the population.
Care and assistance to society arises as a result of the sum of all these systems and institutions. This idea serves as the impulse for the essays collected here. The study of Mutual Health Insurance in general has increased its presence in the agenda of world social and economic history.

The session will consider questions as the following:
- Costs and Benefits of Friendly Societies/Mutual Insurance Systems
- Friendly Societies/Mutual Health Insurance Systems and the management of Health risks
- Contributions of Friendly Societies/Mutual Health Insurances to the Hospital care
- Relationship between Friendly Societies, Mutual Insurance and Private Health Insurances