International health insurer establishes a new office in Toronto to serve new and existing customers
Toronto, ON (Oct. 9, 2019) – Allianz Care has announced the opening of a new office branch in Canada. The office is based in Toronto and is the first operational branch for the company in the region. Allianz Care, the international health brand of Allianz Partners, specializes in providing international health and life insurance and associated health and protection services.
The new office opening comes at a time of key growth for Allianz Care in the Americas region. It will cater to four provinces in Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia, with a view to expanding in the future. The branch will provide service and support to large companies, NGOs and IGOs. Giving them access to a range of cover including international health, life, disability and accident insurance along with support services for their staff such as employee assistance programmes, counselling and travel security services.
Speaking from the official launch, Ida Luka-Lognoné, the company’s Chief Executive Officer said, “Opening a local branch in Toronto is a big step for us in delivering the best solutions for our customers in this important region. Our strong understanding of local markets is crucial to providing a client-focused service and being on the ground in Toronto will help us to enhance that understanding. It is an exciting time for Allianz Care, and we look forward to growing our business in Canada over the coming years.”
Chris Hebb, who has been appointed Chief Agent for the office, will lead the formation and growth of international health business in the region for Allianz Care. Chris has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry and joined Allianz Partners in 2018. He holds an MBA from Escola Superior d’Administració i Direcció d’Empreses (ESADE) Business School and has strong experience in managing global insurance clients.
Commenting on the announcement, Chris said, “A local presence in this region means we can deliver even better, on-the-ground support for our customers. It will also allow us to build deeper relationships with our brokers, and ultimately to develop a stronger understanding of the local environment and customer needs. I’m excited about the opportunities I can see to grow the business here”
For more information about Allianz Care, visit www.allianzcare.com.
About Allianz Care
Allianz Care is the international health brand of Allianz Partners. Allianz Care provides international health, life and disability insurance, associated health services, reinsurance and administration services. Clients include multinational companies, intergovernmental organisations as well as private individuals and families. As international health experts, our focus is on protecting the health and wellbeing of our clients, through the delivery of straightforward, innovative services and plans that ensure each client feels understood, confident and valued. For additional information, please visit www.allianzcare.com.
About Allianz Partners
Dedicated to bringing global protection and care, Allianz Partners is the B2B2C leader in assistance and insurance solutions in the following areas of expertise: assistance, international health, automotive and travel insurance. These solutions, which are a unique combination of insurance, service and technology, are available to business partners or via direct and digital channels under four commercial brands: Allianz Assistance, Allianz Care, Allianz Travel and Allianz Automotive.
This global family of over 19,000 employees is present in 78 countries, speaks 70 languages and handles 54 million cases per year, protecting customers and employees on all continents.
Source: Allianz Care via FleishmanHillardTags: Allianz