Mexican Social Security Institute

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Mexican Social Security Institute
IMSS.jpg
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Agency overview
FormedJanuary 19, 1943
JurisdictionFederal government of Mexico
HeadquartersReforma 476, Col. Juárez, México City
Employees360,106 (2007)
Annual budgetMXN$6 billion (2008)
Agency executiveDaniel Karam Toumeh, General Director
Parent agencySecretariat of Health
Websitewww.imss.gob.mx
 
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Mexican Social Security Institute
IMSS.jpg
IMSS Logo
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 19, 1943
JurisdictionFederal government of Mexico
HeadquartersReforma 476, Col. Juárez, México City
Employees360,106 (2007)
Annual budgetMXN$6 billion (2008)
Agency executiveDaniel Karam Toumeh, General Director
Parent agencySecretariat of Health
Websitewww.imss.gob.mx

The Mexican Social Security Institute (Spanish: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS) is a governmental organization that assists public health, pensions and social security in Mexico operating under Secretaría de Salud (Secretariat of Health).

History[edit]

The IMSS was founded by President Manuel Ávila Camacho on January 19, 1943, in order to satisfy the legal precepts established in the Article 123 of the Constitution. It is constituted by representations of the Workers, Employers and the Federal government.

It is the largest social institution in Latin America.[citation needed]

For some time, however, there have been festering signs of trouble in IMSS, not the least being serious financial problems that came to a head in early November 2010. Yet it's hard -- nearly impossible -- to imagine the Mexican government not bailing out its lauded healthcare, pension and social security system. See "Looming Social Security and Healthcare Problems in Mexico," by Barnard R. Thompson, MexiData.info, Nov. 8, 2010

Mexican Social Security Institute building (IMSS), located on Tokio Street Near Metro station Sevilla in Mexico City.

Directors-General[edit]

officeholderterm in office
Vicente Santos Guajardo1940-1944
Ignacio García Téllez1944-1946
Antonio Díaz Lombardo1946-1952
Antonio Ortiz Mena1952-1958
Benito Coquet Lagunes1958-1964
Sealtiel Alatriste Ábrego1964-1966
Ignacio Morones Prieto1966-1970
Carlos Gálvez Betancourt1970-1975
Jesús Reyes Heroles1975-1976
Arsenio Farell Cubillas1976-1982
Ricardo García Sáinz1982 - 1991
Emilio Gamboa Patrón1991 - 1993
Genaro Borrego Estrada1993-2000
Mario Luis Fuentes Alcalá2000
Santiago Levy Algazi2000-2005
Fernando Flores y Pérez2005-2006
Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas2006-2009
Daniel Karam Toumeh2009-
Gonzales Anaya- hoy

Mexican Social Security Law[edit]

The Mexican Social Security law currently in effect, published in the Official Journal of the Federation (21 December 1995), is the legislative domain under which the IMSS carries out its operations.

Currently the law indicates that Social Security has the following purposes:

The law contemplates two domains, an "obligatory" one (funded by individual, employer and state contributions), and a "voluntary" one (aimed at workers in household industries and self-employed professionals).

The following items are excluded from the base quoted salary:

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