When fate strikes: RehaCare and the road to recovery

When Rainer set off on his motorbike in June 2023, it was just like any other day. But his life was about to change forever. Watch the incredible story of Rainer’s road to recovery, and learn more about the inspiring work of RehaCare in our short interview with Managing Director Sara Patti.

When the water recedes, the work begins

The flood disaster in southern Germany is likely to be quite expensive for insurance companies. On the road with an Allianz claims adjuster who hands out money by the hour and becomes a psychologist in between.

"We need a comprehensive concept against extreme weather"

The current flooding in southern Germany has brought the discussion about possible compulsory insurance back into focus. Klaus Peter Roehler, member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, explains Allianz's view.

Floods: Interview with Lucie Bakker

Due to the heavy rainfall last weekend, several regions in southern Germany have been severely impacted by flooding. Allianz has taken various measures to quickly provide the best possible assistance. Lucie Bakker, Head of Claims at Allianz Versicherungs-AG, gave an initial assessment of the situation.

"It is important to collaborate with our customers on flood protection"

Sibylle Steimen, Managing Director Advisory & Services at Allianz Re, leads a team of over 40 scientists in the field of catastrophe management. She holds a doctorate in seismology from the Swiss Seismological Institute. We spoke to her about the recent floods in southern Germany.

Baltimore bridge collapse and shipping safety

The tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge in the US after it was hit by a container ship, the Dali, has made headlines around the world. In this Q&A, Allianz Commercial Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, Captain Rahul Khanna, who sailed on oil tankers and bulk carriers for 14 years, explains that while such incidents are thankfully rare, the fact that ships are getting bigger can make a number of different events more complicated when they do occur. (Photo source: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/baltimore/news/fbi-baltimore-statement-on-francis-scott-key-bridge-collapse)

Navigating AI with integrity - Allianz’s Chief Privacy Officer Philipp Räther on the new EU AI Act

After long deliberation, the European Union agreed on an Act on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in December 2023. Its purpose is to make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) while maintaining ethical standards. The Act introduces a risk-based regulatory framework that affects industries like insurance more so than others because AI plays an important role in risk assessment and pricing.

Allianz Partners announces the launch of the allyz mobile app, your one-stop-shop companion

The launch cements Allianz Partners’ position as a world-leader in the provision of digital insurance, assistance, and travel-related services • All users will receive 6 months of free access to cyber care services to protect their digital life

Re-writing the underwriting story: How to navigate the complexities of modern risks

Traditional underwriting of physical risks does not meet the reality of evolving extreme climate impacts or intangible cyber threats. Christopher Townsend, Board Member Allianz SE, highlights in this article for the World Economic Forum Agenda that insurers must evolve by innovating new ways of transferring risk and supplementing traditional indemnity insurance solutions. We owe it to society and our stakeholders to expand the insurer’s value proposition to include supporting customers’ adaption, mitigation, and resilience measures.