Last updated July 8, 2009
Established in 1890, Allianz Group is one of the leading global service providers in insurance, asset management and banking. With nearly 155,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves roughly 75 million customers in about 70 countries. In 1974, Allianz of America was formed to provide property and casualty insurance throughout the United States.
Allianz AG was founded in Berlin in 1890 and shifted its headquarters to Munich in 1949. The first step to become an international company started with the opening of a branch office in London in the late 19th century. Expansions through the 1970s included the establishment of business in France, Italy, Great Britain, Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and the United States.
In 2001, Allianz acquired Dresdner Bank, a large German bank. Allianz Group and Dresdner Bank combined their asset management activities by forming Allianz Global Investors. Allianz is now present in more than 70 countries with over 180,000 employees. At the top of the international group is the holding company, Allianz SE, with its head office in Munich. Allianz Group provides its more than 60 million customers worldwide with a comprehensive range of services in the areas of property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, asset management and banking.
Allianz offers a wide rage of international health care plans for individuals who are working or living away from home. These health insurance policies include:
Contact Allianz at:
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty North America
225 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 224-3300
Sources: “Allianz Profile”, Allianz Web site; “Allianz”, Wikipedia, June 6, 2009; “Member Services”, Allianz Web site, 2009