Mondial Assistance Canada becomes Allianz Global Assistance

KITCHENER, ON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Leading assistance and specialty insurance provider, Mondial Assistance Canada, will formally become Allianz Global Assistance on February 1st, 2012, as part of a global brand transition expected to be completed in late 2012.

Mondial Assistance Canada is a subsidiary of Allianz Global Assistance, an international leader in assistance and insurance services with operation centres in 28 countries, which in turn has been part of the Allianz Group for more than ten years.

According to Canadian CEO Scott McKellar, this rebranding will bring both enhanced brand recognition and business opportunities.

"Our company in Canada has been supporting Canadian travellers with value-added assistance services for over 24 years. We became a member of the Allianz Group 10 years ago, and have grown considerably as a result; this growth has positioned us as a true single source for specialty insurance and assistance products to the Canadian market," Mr. McKellar said.

"We're now excited to adopt the Allianz Global Assistance name in Canada as we continue to enrich, and care for, the brands of our partners. Taking on this globally recognized brand will exemplify strength and stability and provide our client with a sense of security, as they will be accompanied by one of the world's leading insurance companies."

As a long-standing partner to some of Canada's best known travel and financial brands, Allianz Global Assistance's Canadian operations managed over 590,000 calls and processed over $100M in claims in 2011.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance, please visit www.allianz-assistance.ca/corporate.

About Allianz Global Assistance (Global)
International leader in Assistance, travel Insurance and health, life & home care services, today Allianz Global Assistance has operation centres in 28 countries, with more than 10 783 employees who speak 40 different languages and work throughout the world with a network of 400,000 service providers and 180 correspondents. 250 million people, or 4% of the world's total population, benefit from its services, which the Group provides on all five continents.

About Allianz Global Assistance (Canada)
In Canada, Allianz Global Assistance has been assisting Canadian travellers for more than 24 years, and is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance and unique assistance services such as international medical assistance and triage services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call centre services and claims administration for health insurers, property and casualty insurers and credit card companies. Allianz Global Assistance is the registered business name for AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd.

SOURCE Allianz Global Assistance

For further information:

Press Contacts:
Dan Keon
Allianz Global Assistance
Email: Dan.keon@allianz-assistance.ca
Phone: 519-742-2800 ext. 2286


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