Dec 20, 2018

Allianz Global Assistance Wins Best Insurance Provider at Travel Weekly’s 2017 Readers Choice Awards


RICHMOND, VA, DECEMBER 18, 2017 — Allianz Global Assistance, a leading provider of travel insurance and assistance, won Best Insurance Provider during Travel Weekly’s 15th annual Readers Choice Awards. Travel Weekly, considered to be 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 second year the Best Insurance Provider category was featured in the Readers Choice Awards, which highlighted winners in 77 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 77 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 this year’s Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “This recognition reinforces the important role that travel insurance plays in providing value to both consumers and our travel partners. We’re thrilled to be selected as the best of the best by the readers of Travel Weekly and we sincerely appreciate their acknowledgment of our significant contributions to the industry.”

A complete list of Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Award Winners can be found at 

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:

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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 25 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 credit card companies.

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*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, or Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies (One Nationwide Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215-2200), under Form Nos. SRTC 2000 and NSHTC 2500, each rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., depending on state of residence.  Allianz Travel Insurance products are distributed by Allianz Global Assistance, a brand 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.