Allianz details that over 290,000 of its customers are currently studying and working in Australia. And, as many have experienced heightened anxiety due to Covid-19, with physical distancing measures directly impacting their work, study and social interactions – not to mention keeping them from travelling home – the company is providing them with one-month’s access to its new online wellness programme.
“Our customers’ health, wellbeing and safety is our number one priority. International students and visitors are navigating this pandemic away from their loved ones in a foreign country, which can contribute to a lot of stress and anxiety, so we’ve created a programme focused on connectedness and mental resilience to help improve their wellbeing,” said Allianz Partners CEO Matthew Clayton, adding that ‘prevention is better than the cure’ when it comes to providing a holistic approach to its members’ health and wellbeing.
The programme, which includes live, instructor-led health and fitness, yoga and mindfulness classes conducted via video conference, is complemented by the insurer’s safety services package, powered by Sonder – a 24/7 app connecting students in need of safety, security and welfare advice or assistance with trusted local professionals and multilingual specialists.
“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, our university and agent partners are a vital support network for international students and visitors, and we will continue to share helpful resources with up-to-date and accurate information about Covid-19 to help protect our customers,” Clayton said.