News & Press Releases

International Nurses Day profile | Marijoice Abordo

News & Press Releases 11 - 05 - 22

Brisbane, May 12 We all know Australians are keen travellers, but when something goes awry on your overseas holiday adventure, who are you going to call? Repatriation is the return of someone to their home country due to extreme sickness or injury when travelling overseas. Global assistance company, Allianz Global Assistance’s repatriation nurses are essential in helping sick or injured Australians return home. In 2019, before you-know-what, Allianz Global Assistance helped more than 160 injured Australians to come home – that’s nearly 3 people every week. Patients are usually transported back to Australia on commercial business class flights with one… Read More

COVID-19 and Student Mental Health – The Silent Pandemic

News & Press Releases 29 - 11 - 21

By Christophe Aniel, Global head of international student mobility at Allianz Partners. Introduction by Chris McHugh, Allianz Partners Australia CEO. Introduction As international students navigate more uncertainty in their study plans due to COVID-19, there is a surging demand for mental health support services across this sector in Australia. Allianz Partners Australia is taking a pro-active approach to mental wellbeing, offering app-based, early intervention tools and access to care. The mental wellbeing of international students is a top priority for us and our education institution partners – it has never been more important to support students in an engaging, relevant… Read More

Allianz Partners Australia announces new CEO

News & Press Releases 28 - 07 - 21

Allianz Partners Australia has today announced the appointment of Christopher (Chris) McHugh as Chief Executive Officer effective 2 August 2021. Most recently, Chris held the position of Executive General Manager, Personal Injury Insurance for Suncorp where he was responsible for managing Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP), Workers Compensation, Travel and Life portfolios. “We are very pleased to welcome Chris to Allianz Partners. He is a highly accomplished leader who brings a strong track record of building successful businesses over past 19 years’ in the Australia insurance market. Chris’ experience in leading large multifunction teams and strong strategic capability will… Read More

Allianz Care Continues to Support International Students in Australia

News & Press Releases 13 - 07 - 21

Allianz Partners, part of one of the world’s largest insurance groups, announced that it would not increase premiums for overseas student health cover in 2021, demonstrating its continued commitment to support the health and wellbeing of international students in Australia. While other health insurance providers have recently announced increases to overseas student health cover premiums, Allianz Partners has announced a premium freeze for its Overseas Student Health Cover – Standard and Overseas Student Health Cover – Essentials products in 2021. Aimee McGuinness, Chief Sales Officer at Allianz Partners Australia, said Allianz Partners’ was determined to lead the industry and champion… Read More

Allianz Care Launches Flexible Excess Pricing Options For Overseas Workers Following Rebrand

News & Press Releases 24 - 06 - 21

Allianz Partners, part of the global Allianz Group, has updated its offering to overseas workers and under its newly re-branded international health brand, Allianz Care. From 6 July 2021, the new options introduce a flexible excess and improved pricing for couples and families. Allianz Care’s updated pricing for Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) gives working visa members the option to apply a $0 or $500 excess to their cover – giving them the option to reduce their premium.  The pricing of Allianz Care Australia’s OVHC for working couples and families has also been reduced. Miranda Fennell, Acting Chief… Read More

Allianz Partners Australia Appoints Aimee McGuinness as Chief Sales Officer

News & Press Releases 24 - 06 - 21

Allianz Partners Australia has today announced the appointment of Chief Sales Officer, Aimee McGuinness. “Aimee has had an outstanding career in Allianz Partners spanning the globe and many functions including Sales, Business Development, e-commerce and Underwriting” said Miranda Fennell, Acting CEO Allianz Partners Australia. During her most recent tenure as Chief Underwriting Officer, Aimee has led the organisation’s pricing and underwriting strategy across Allianz Partners full range of products and services. In her new role, she will continue to drive mutually beneficial commercial opportunities with partners. “Aimee brings passion and energy to her work and I look… Read More


News & Press Releases 18 - 05 - 21

Allianz Partners, part of one of the world’s largest insurance groups, is returning to the travel insurance market with a new, revamped product that adapts to a new COVID-normal with refunds available for policyholders impacted by both national and international border closures. It will be available for sale online via a brand new, agile purchase platform. Underwritten by Allianz Australia, the simplified travel cover and purchase platform has been developed to align to the changes in customers’ expectations, offering some cover to those who are positively diagnosed with COVID-19 while travelling. Should COVID-19 border closures or mandatory quarantine… Read More

Road trip rescue missions to spike this Easter

News & Press Releases 20 - 04 - 21

With Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) data revealing Easter as a peak period for roadside breakdowns,[1] Aussies who are travelling this Easter are reminded how to arrive without the need for a rescue. Despite a nationwide lockdown over the Easter period last year, the number of roadside rescues dropped just 30 per cent to an average of 385 every day. The year prior, AGA’s rapid response network helped more than 7,700 Aussie drivers get back on the road safely during the Easter break – that’s more than 550 rescues a day. AGA is preparing for record-breaking road… Read More

Allianz Partners becomes one of the first insurance companies to join UNWTO Affiliate Members Network

News & Press Releases 24 - 03 - 21

Madrid (Spain)/ Paris (France), 18 March 2021 – The World Tourism Organization has welcomed Allianz Partners into its global network of Affiliate Members. With a presence in 75 countries, the company will help advance UNWTO’s mission to promote safe, responsible and accessible tourism, with a special focus on travel and mobility protection solutions. The UNWTO Affiliate Members network brings together key representatives from the private sector, as well as from destination management organizations, NGOs and the civil sector, and academia. Allianz Partners, which joins through its Spanish business unit, becomes one of the few insurance companies in the network. It… Read More

Allianz Begins Eight-Year Worldwide Olympic & Paralympic Partnership

News & Press Releases 14 - 01 - 21

• Official start of worldwide partnership with Olympic & Paralympic Movements • Allianz expands local initiatives to engage and bring together athletes, teams, volunteers and fans in more than 200 countries • Backs Olympic & Paralympic Movements with products & services Munich, January 11, 2021 Allianz officially began its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic & Paralympic Movements on January 1, building on a collaboration with the Paralympic Movement since 2006. “Allianz is proud to be the “Worldwide Insurance Partner” of the Olympic & Paralympic Movements,” said Oliver Bäte, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz SE. “As a supporter… Read More