Allianz multi-award finalist in Australian Banking and Finance Awards

2 October 2015

Allianz has been announced as a finalist in three award categories at this year’s Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards. These are General Insurance Company of the Year, Life Insurance product of the Year and the inaugural award for Best Claims Outcome and Customer Experience.

This year’s award finalists comprise more than 30 of Australia’s leading insurance companies representing eleven award categories with the winners to be revealed at a gala event in Sydney on 15 October 2015. The awards, hosted by Australian Financial Publications, recognise the insurance industry’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and performance.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Director, Niran Peiris said, “Allianz is proud to be shortlisted for the General Insurance Company of the Year, Life Insurance product of the Year and Best Claims Outcome Customer Experience Awards. In a challenging market environment, innovation and superior claims management are important differentiators, so I am especially pleased that the efforts of the team at Allianz have been recognised by the judges.”

“Being a finalist in three categories this year is recognition of Allianz’s dedication to constant improvement and innovation. Once again, being shortlisted for the General Insurance Company of the Year is further recognition of the exceptional service that our employees strive to provide to our partners and customers,” he said.

“We are also pleased to be recognised for the exceptional outcomes we have achieved following our collaboration with the NSW Self Insurance Corporate (SICorp) and the NSW Department of Education.

In a first of its kind, Allianz used innovative Behavioural Insights methodologies within the NSW Treasury Managed Fund workers compensation scheme to enhance our claims management processes and communication techniques, which elicited faster return to work outcomes for employees following a workplace injury,” he said.

“At Allianz, we are focused on delivering tailored, flexible and competitive products and providing our partners and customers with the best possible experience at all times, particularly when they make a claim,” Mr Peiris said.

About Allianz Australia
General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009*
Best General Insurance Company of the Year 2014, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2006**
Women’s Council Employer of the Year Award 2013*

Allianz Australia delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services to more than 3 million policyholders. Over 50% of Australia’s top 200 BRW-listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group and the group provides workers compensation services to around one-fifth of Australian employees.

*Australia & New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards
**Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards