Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.30 - Compulsory social security activities

4,490 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
2 September 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The board of the National health insurance system (Caisse nationale d'assurance maladie-CNAM) has agreed with the State to reduce its workforce by about 4500 by 2017 through non-replacement of retirees. The CNAM will replace 53% of the 9600 departures in retirement by 2017. This means it will recruit 5110 employees within this period and will not replace 4490 employees (about 6% of the current workforce). Since 2005, the workforce decreased by about 12% with the increased use of new technologies. For the government the aim is to reduce social security expenses of about 1.2 billion euro by 2017. Job cuts are also expected in the National pension system (Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse).


  • 31 July 2014: L'Entreprise-L'Express
  • 31 July 2014: Les Echos


Eurofound (2014), Caisse national d'assurance maladie (CNAM), Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 77427, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77427.