News & Press Releases

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

ALLIANZ PARTNERS RETURNS TO TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH NEW CUSTOMER-CENTRIC PLATFORM AND REFUNDS FOR BORDER CLOSURES

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

Virtual holidays and no luggage: What travel will look like in 2040

News & Press Releases 30 - 12 - 19

Luggage-free travel, boarding queues and self-flying planes will be commonplace for travellers in 20 years’ time. You’ll even be able to go on a holiday without leaving your couch. The bold predictions have been made by futurologist and author Ray Hammond, who further says we’ll be taking trips into space for fun come 2040 – although that will, for now, be reserved for those with a fair bit of loose change to play with. Hammond forecasts that within the next two decades, airline passenger numbers will double, placing increased pressure on the travel industry to efficiently adapt to demand. “By… Read More

Allianz Partners Australia and RentBetter Announce a New Relationship

News & Press Releases 27 - 11 - 19

27 November Allianz Partners Australia and RentBetter have announced a new relationship under which RentBetter will become a referral partner for the market leading Emergency Home Assistance services through Allianz Partners’ commercial brand, Allianz Global Assistance The partnership will see  RentBetter refer customers  to Allianz Emergency Home Assistance services. Emergency Home Assistance customers can obtain 24/7 access to Allianz Global Assistance, allowing them to be connected with a tradesperson for help with 10 common home emergencies. Jeremy Goldschmidt, CEO, RentBetter comments: “I am thrilled that Allianz Global Assistance Australia will assist our landlord customers looking for innovative and market… Read More