Allianz Multinational

Global insurance program solutions for global risk exposures – backed by our market leading network

Effective management of global risks is our core business. Our Allianz Multinational team provides a fully customized service responding to the cross-border exposures of our clients, while also taking into account the regulatory and fiscal framework in which you operate.

At the forefront of our proposition we offer centrally coordinated global insurance programs which deliver locally admitted policies to match clients' own geographic footprint and their specific risk and exposure requirements – all in full compliance with relevant insurance regulations and local laws.

Every program client benefits from a dedicated team of specialist underwriters, program handlers, claims experts and risk engineers from across Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). All are there to build the optimal program structure, to anticipate issues before they arise and to coordinate seamless service delivery.  

As a leading provider of global insurance solutions for corporate clients across a diversity of trade sectors, we currently manage over 2,600 programs encompassing more than 19,000 local policies worldwide.

Our network and global infrastructure is second-to-none – this means we can handle the complex challenges of local regulatory demands wherever you operate, offering international insurance coverage in over 200 countries and territories across a spectrum of business lines.  

Our flexible approach recognizes that no one solution can fit every challenge. Our program options range from stand-alone local policy provision (with the potential of overarching Difference in Conditions [DIC] and Difference in Limits [DIL] protection centrally) through to a globally coordinated solution which combines a centrally issued “Master Policy” with admitted locally policies in all program countries – all backed by AGCS's strategic service partner network. For selected European territories, we can also utilize the "Freedom of Services" legislation for selected lines of business to simplify and streamline program processing.

myAGCS.com provides clients and brokers with secure online access to key insurance data, from a comprehensive risk consulting toolkit provided by our team of global experts in Allianz Risk Consulting to full reporting and document download capability in respect of global insurance programs. 
myAGCS.com - Your window to AGCS
Our focus is on delivering the very best global program services and AGCS is structured to meet the needs of international businesses wherever they operate - from Australia to Zimbabwe. Moreover, our programs cover a wide range of exposures including property, liability, energy, engineering, financial lines D&O and marine cargo.
Our service is founded on helping clients manage the 4C's: Compliance, Cost, Coverage and Control. The aim is to deliver the right insurance cover in the right places at the right time, with maximum peace of mind. We combine this with a partnership-based risk consulting and claims approach – over 300 expert engineers and almost 700 claims specialists are on-hand worldwide to provide tailored risk advisory services or to support a swift response when losses occur.
Our experience in AGCS as a leading provider of global insurance solutions for corporate clients has been established over many years with an array of Fortune 500 customers. Our capacity to adopt a central approach to the coordination of clients' global risk exposure means that we can take the "big picture" perspective in the event of a claim.
Our network and global infrastructure is able to handle the complex challenges of local regulatory demands, combining the services of Allianz-owned companies in more than 70 countries with selected network partners in others. The result is international insurance coverage in well over 200 countries and territories. 
We strive to tailor our global insurance programs to match the needs of clients, whatever their risk portfolio and wherever they are doing business. Our flexible approach recognizes that no one solution can fit every challenge - from comprehensive master programs, through “Freedom of Services” to stand-alone local policies, all options are available. We are committed to full transparency through defined service level agreements and easy access to Allianz decision makers, complemented by a consultative risk management approach and a “no surprises” claims culture.
At AGCS, the effective management of global insurance risk is at our core. In a truly global marketplace, customization and flexibility are still essential and we recognize the unique requirements of every client, having established a strong reputation through our own global footprint as a leading provider of global insurance solutions.
Delivering a consistent risk management response across a global risk portfolio
A centrally coordinated program framework combining the best underwriting, risk consulting and claims expertise
Central oversight with local coverage
Specialist Allianz teams managing a worldwide network spanning more than 200 locations
Worldwide harmonization of coverage
Master policy with DIC/DIL coverage above local policies
Local policies with competitive levels of coverage backed by a Master policy with DIC/DIL for seamless protection
Local policies always provided to a "good local market standard", thereby ensuring optimal regulatory compliance
Avoiding delays in localized claim settlement
Clear claims protocols and centrally coordinated and managed claims handling promoting consistency and speed of response
Obtaining up-to-date management information and data
Full transparency of  program information, centrally collated and backed by service level agreements
Allianz Multinational offers clients the breadth of our product range coupled with a commitment to deliver a solution that is right for you. The following represent a range of design options which can be deployed depending on client circumstances:
Standalone local policies

These may be suitable in circumstances where clients have adopted a lower level of financial integration or a less centralized regime of risk assessment & management:

  • Locally admitted policies issued by Allianz offices or our strategic service partners
  • Handling requirements for taxes, levies and fees agreed locally
  • No reinsurance "pooling" applicable
DIC/DIL above local policies
Locally admitted policies negotiated at an individual territory level can be further supplemented by the provision of incidental Difference in Conditions / Difference in Limits extensions - these offer coverage over and above the established local policy limits.
Single European policy (FOS)

Through application of a Freedom of Service (FOS) license, we are able to offer insurance coverage within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA):

  • The ability to provide admitted cover for 28 EU and 3 EEA countries
  • Compliance with country specific tax and compulsory insurance rules
  • Full adherence to local tax legislation, with central co-ordination of insurance premium tax (IPT) transfer
Centrally controlled master program
This represents the highest level of tailored program solutions. Master and local covers are fully integrated and aligned – and specific regulatory and legal requirements are all considered as part of the central program design.
For clients operating wholly or partially through a captive, Allianz also offers a wide range of captive fronting services  which can be tailored to specific requirements.
Taking a global program from concept to reality may seem like a complex process. In practice, however, AGCS adopts a four-stage approach when creating tailored insurance programs for our clients. Each stage involves different actions and milestones which ensure you receive the best solution for your unique profile and requirements:

Here, we'll map your exposure by: 

  • collecting comprehensive information about your business 
  • assessing your specific requirements
  • reviewing applicable program countries, including the legal and regulatory landscape
  • establishing a multi-functional AGCS client team for your business

We'll then create the building blocks of your program, including:

  • agreeing global program parameters
  • defining claims and risk consulting service protocols
  • addressing any legal policy requirements
  • scheduling a risk survey program
  • drafting a service level agreement (SLA)
  • issuing a formal quote (including a premium allocation proposal)
  • agreeing a binding order

After your program has been designed, we'll harness our central and local resources to roll it out effectively. This will involve: 

  • loading key data into Allianz's Global Program System
  • agreeing local policy parameters in full alignment with your key contacts and those of your broker
  • agreeing with you and your broker a clear process for policy delivery and premium collection
  • processing facultative reinsurance for local policies pooled into the program (optional)
  • issuing the master policy and related premium invoice
  • issuing local policies and invoices
  • triggering our risk consulting, fronting, and claims services according to the protocols agreed

After rolling out your program, we can set up access to the myAGCS.com online portal so that progress can be tracked and we'll also offer regular, “hands-on” follow up which (depending on your program) can include:

  • progress and performance reports, measured against SLAs
  • periodic key stakeholder meetings (including reviews of outstanding actions)
  • ongoing monitoring of your risk survey and mitigation program
  • implementation of mid-term adjustments where required
  •  measurement of claims services against agreed protocols
  • a customer feedback process, using Net Promoter® Score (NPS) methodology
With dedicated AGCS or Allianz offices in more than 70 countries plus our specially selected partners in other locations, we have the means to service clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Annual survey identifying business risks

Technology is breeding new threats as well as business models. Traditional risks such as natural catastrophes continue to challenge while other threats such as cyber, neck-and-neck with business interruption at the top of the Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 for the first time, reputational risk, increasing exposure to intangible assets and volatility and consolidation in the corporate environment evolve daily.

Top 3 global risks in 2019 

  1. Business interruption (37%) - 2018 rank: 1 (42%)
  2. Cyber incidents (37%) - 2018 rank: 2 (40%)
  3. Natural catastrophes (28%) - 2018 rank: 3 (30%)
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With the Allianz network AGCS provides services in over 200 countries and territories.