Allianz Partners launches new serious illness plan
A new plan for private and corporate customers, providing cover for a number of the most common serious illnesses, has been launched by Allianz Partners
As well as access to specialist hospitals and Allianz Partners’ own medical professionals, the new product supports customers when dealing with a serious illness, including counselling and assistance with travel arrangements.
Designed and sold through the company’s international health brand, Allianz Care, the new plan – called Avenue – gives adults and their children across Europe an affordable, care-focused option for treatment in the event of becoming seriously ill.
How does it differ to other plans?
Flexibility and the ability to access international medical expertise are core to the design of Avenue. Customers can choose to receive treatment for the condition along with a full suite of supports or, instead, receive a lump sum to help them through this period financially.
Paula Covey, Chief Marketing Officer Health at Allianz Partners, said: “We’ve listened to our brokers and customers and developed this product as a direct result of an unmet need. We’re passionate about creating innovative and flexible healthcare solutions that meet customer needs, while also recognising that we have to consider the impact on their mental health as well as their physical health.”
Allianz Partners has drawn on its extensive international network of carefully selected private and public hospitals around the world that specialise in care for these particular conditions. Depending on the plans selected, if they opt for treatment, customers can choose to go to a specialist hospital in the country they live in, or to travel abroad for treatment, giving them access to the best international medical care and advice in countries like South Africa, Singapore, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria and Hong Kong.
Avenue covers 12 types of serious medical condition – five illnesses that impact both adults and children (including cancer, bone marrow transplant and neurosurgery); four specific to adults only (including coronary artery angioplasty/stenting, bypass surgery and living organ transplant); and three that are specific to children (including Kawasaki syndrome and meningitis/encephalitis).
The company is constantly working on improving its services and recently announced that its telehealth offering has been designed to meet the growing demand for digital health services and to give Allianz customers immediate access to core medical services.