Our story started out with the acquisition, in 1972, of the São José Clinic, a small maternity clinic in the upstate Rio de Janeiro town of Duque de Caxias. Following this two more clinics were acquired. Success in managing this structure allowed the creation of Amil Assistência Internacional in Rio de Janeiro, in 1978.
The birth of Amil led to innovative ideas, such as the concept of unlimited consultations and tests, service points close to the clients and a 24-hour call center with an on-duty physician.
1986 saw the start of Amil operations in the city of São Paulo.
Two years later we set in motion a growth strategy focused on comparative marketing, highlighting our advantages and facilities in relation to our competitors. This positioning, at that time, allowed us to achieve the highest growth rates across the whole sector of supplementary healthcare.
In 1989 we started up our operations in the State of Paraná and in the city of Brasília.
In 1993 we launched the Amil Resgate Saúde rescue service, one of the largest structures for emergency situations in South America, using land and air transport.
In 1995, we set up the Amil Medications Program, offering medications at a discount to all our clients. At the same time we implemented the concept of a Zero Grace Period for our health insurance plans while starting our process of international growth, attaining a license to operate in the restricted and rigorous American health market.
In 1997 we set up a structure for service abroad to attend our clients in any country around the world, centralizing overseas operations at our headquarters in Miami.
1997 also saw the opening of Dix Saúde, conceived to serve natural people in the C and D income groups (principal focus) along with micro-companies (secondary focus) in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
In 1999, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, we opened the first Total Care, a groundbreaking concept of diagnosis and prevention of clients who require special medical care and accompaniment.
Two years later, in 2001, we implemented the strategy of Medical Excellence, seeking to integrate our differentials and setting up a network of services to prolong and preserve life.
In 2002 we opened a new Paraná State branch office in Curitiba repositioning our Company in the market. In that same year we opened our administrative HQ in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
At the end of 2002, Dix acquired Amico, a traditional São Paulo company on the market for over 40 years. The companies began synergies, through an operational sales agreement. August 2003 saw the birth of DixAmico, one of the five largest group medicine operators in the country.
In 2003 we also launched the "Vida" Project, a way to motivate employees to participate in community services. The initial milestone was a blood donation campaign.
In 2004, with the Amil Health Management concept we innovated once again. With this system, which merges high technology with knowledge, we began to analyze, map out and address the risks of our clients, taking preventive action in disease control. At this time new products were incorporated to our portfolio, including "Next", a new concept in health insurance that prioritizes the doctor-patient relationship.
In 2006 we acquired the client portfolio (natural persons) of insurers Porto Seguro and Semic.
Also in 2006 we launched the Amilguinhomóvel, a social responsibility project consisting of a bus with the necessary structure to provide children with dental and ophthalmic care.
The year 2007 represented a milestone in our history, with the creation of Amil Participações S.A., which, in preparation for the IPO, brought together various subsidiaries of the group. On October 26, 2007, AMIL3 shares began to be traded on Bovespa, reaching a total market capitalization of R$ 5 billion.
In 2008 the Company completed 30 years and consolidated the acquisition of Ampla, Life System, Casa de Saúde Santa Lúcia (in Rio de Janeiro) and Hospital de Clínicas de Brasília.
In 2009 the Company acquired the Medial Saúde and becomes Brazil’s largest private healthcare provider.
At the end of 2009, One Health was created, with logistics and service structure totally independent from Amilpar’s other lines and a portfolio of differentiated Free Choice Plans especially designed for the high-income population.
In 2010 the Company acquired ASL - Assistência à Saúde Ltda., Saúde Excelsior and Hospital Pró-Cardíaco, and also began operations in Belo Horizonte.
In 2011, the Company acquired Hospital Samaritano, located in Rio de Janeiro, and reformulated all its products lines. According to the new products lines, Dix and Medial are no longer operators and became part of Amil’s lines of products along with the lines Blue and Dental.
In May 2011, Amilpar also acquired Lincx Sistemas de Saúde Ltda, one of the most reputable companies in the premium segment in Brazil. With the new acquisition, Amilpar significantly expanded its presence among clients from this segment, consolidating the brand One.