RICHMOND, VA, JANUARY 4, 2017 — Leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance won Best Insurance Provider during Travel Weekly’s 14th annual Readers Choice Awards. Travel Weekly, considered the publication of record for the travel trade industry, honors the best in travel once a year at its Readers Choice Awards.
This was the first year the Best Insurance Provider category was featured in the Readers Choice Awards, which highlighted winners in 78 categories ranging from hotels to tours to airlines and cruise lines. Allianz Global Assistance prevailed over four other finalists in the Travel Insurance category.
Travel Weekly’s readers are invited to choose the suppliers who have led the way in products and service during the past year. An open-ballot phase of voting is conducted where readers are asked to write in the names of companies they believe are outstanding in any of 78 categories. The leading vote recipients are identified as finalists, and then a second round of voting on the finalists takes place.
“It’s a great honor to be awarded Best Insurance Provider in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards during the insurance category’s inaugural year,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer at Allianz Global Assistance. “This honor reinforces the important role that travel insurance plays in providing value to both consumers and travel providers. We’re thrilled to be selected as the best of the best by the readers of Travel Weekly and we sincerely appreciate their recognition of our contributions to the industry.”
The complete list of Readers Choice winners will be featured in the January 23, 2017 issue of Travel Weekly.
Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance* through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.
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Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.
* - Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, depending on state of residence. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company.