DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following its annual product review, Allianz Worldwide Care announces enhancements to its individual healthcare plans as well as new online support tools for maintaining health and wellness. The company has introduced a range of deductibles for its Core Plans (which primarily cover in-patient treatment) for individuals, offering clients an even greater level of flexibility and choice when it comes to selecting the combination of healthcare plans and options that best suits their needs. Selecting one of these new deductibles, which range from €450 to €10,000, will reduce the member’s Core Plan premium, with the highest deductible option corresponding to a premium discount of up to 60%.
A number of new health and wellness resources have also been added to the members’ area of the Allianz Worldwide Care website www.allianzworldwidecare.com, providing information and tools to support members in terms of managing their health. The new resources now available in the Health and Wellbeing section include access to health risk assessments, stress and weight management advice, assistance on giving up smoking, advice about sleeping well as well as tips on fitness and nutrition.
The company’s annual product review includes an analysis of healthcare premiums, and in line with the company’s commitment to maintaining affordable premiums, Allianz Worldwide Care has increased its premium base rates by an average of only 5% for the majority of its group and individual international healthcare plans. This is significantly below the industry average and can be attributed to the company’s well established cost containment practices.
Susan Landers, Head of Marketing and Client Management commented: “Listening to feedback from our clients and understanding their needs is a critical part of the product review process. People want healthcare plans which can be tailored to their specific requirements. We also understand the importance of ensuring that our health insurance remains affordable. Our ability to proactively monitor and manage the cost of medical treatment and associated services is what enables us to offer competitive premiums combined with a high level of service.”
About Allianz Worldwide Care
Allianz Worldwide Care specialises in providing international health insurance for employees, individuals and their dependants, wherever they are in the world. As an A+ rated (Standard & Poor’s), wholly owned subsidiary of AA rated Allianz SE, the company is able to draw on the resources and expertise of one of the world’s leading insurers and financial services providers.
From a range of in-patient, out-patient and dental benefits, clients can create a comprehensive international healthcare plan that suits their needs, including both long term and short term assignments.
Allianz Worldwide Care was the first international health insurance provider to offer a 48-hour turnaround on submitted medical claims, under its “Clear to Zero” claims handling initiative. With a 95% client retention rate and a client base that includes many of the Fortune Global 500 companies, Allianz Worldwide Care continues to build a reputation for service excellence in international healthcare.