PARIS - Monday, April 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Allianz Worldwide Care has partnered with Equatorial Guinea Insurance Company (EGICO) to create the most comprehensive group health insurance plans to date for companies employing both domestic and international workers in the country.
The plans offer the first health insurance solution for employers who require dedicated plans for their Equatorial Guinean workers and their international staff. The local plan, Salud GE, offers full domestic coverage within Equatorial Guinea. The international plan, Salud Global GE, offers coverage worldwide, outside of the United States, and is aimed at both Equatorial Guinean employees who may work abroad and expatriate staff living in Equatorial Guinea.
Susan Landers, Head of Market Management at Allianz Worldwide Care said, “Demand for comprehensive health insurance is growing rapidly in Equatorial Guinea and there was a real gap for corporate clients looking to provide their workforce with this benefit. Health insurance is a key factor in an employee benefit package. The comprehensive nature of these new plans, combined with our strong support services, will assist organisations in Equatorial Guinea in attracting and retaining highly-skilled employees.”
The partnership brings together the global reach and expertise of Allianz Worldwide Care and the on-the ground insight and knowledge of EGICO, a respected local provider. Both local employees and expatriates will benefit from a wide range of in-patient and day-care treatments together with in-patient direct settlement, while expatriates will also benefit from access to Allianz Worldwide Care’s extensive global medical network.
Michel Djimadou, CEO of EGICO said, “We’re delighted to have partnered with Allianz Worldwide Care to launch these plans, which were conceived and developed specifically for companies in Equatorial Guinea. When it comes to international health insurance, the options here were extremely limited until now. Currently, there is nothing available in Equatorial Guinea that is comparable to our partnership with Allianz Worldwide Care for local employees or expatriates.”
About Allianz Worldwide Care
Allianz Worldwide Care is the international health and life insurance division of Allianz Worldwide Partners which serves more than 250 million beneficiaries in 34 countries and is part of the Allianz Group. Allianz Worldwide Care provides insurance solutions for health, life and disability to clients and insurance partners on a global scale. Our focus is on earning and maintaining client loyalty by providing a market leading product range, level of service and support. With 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. www.allianzworldwidecare.com
Equatorial Guinea Insurance Company is a leading insurance provider in Equatorial Guinea. The company aims to provide comprehensive insurance solutions to the country’s domestic market. EGICO boasts a strong reputation in the Equatorial Guinean market, and constantly strives to improve its customer service.
Yvonne Maher (Grayling on behalf of Allianz Worldwide Care)
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George Eddy (Grayling on behalf of Allianz Worldwide Care)
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