Dec 18, 2019

Allianz Global Assistance Wins Best Insurance Provider at Travel Weekly’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

For Fourth Consecutive Year, Travel Professionals Name Allianz Their Top Choice for Travel Protection



RICHMOND, VA, DECEMBER 18, 2019 — Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company, won Best Insurance Provider during Travel Weekly’s 17th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Travel Weekly, considered the most influential business publication in the travel trade industry, honors the best in travel at its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Four years ago the Best Insurance Provider category was added to the Readers’ Choice Awards, and Allianz Global Assistance has won the title every year. The company was preferred over four other finalists by a majority vote of travel professionals and readers of Travel Weekly in the Travel Insurance category. The 2019 awards program highlighted winners in 79 categories ranging from hotels to tours to airlines and cruise lines.

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 79 categories. The leading vote recipients are identified as finalists, and then a second round of voting on the finalists takes place.

“We are honored to be acknowledged for the fourth year in a row by the readers of Travel Weekly,” said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer, Allianz Partners, Travel Line of Business. “Winning this award is a true testament to our commitment to provide outstanding products, award-winning customer service and 24-7 travel assistance to our valued customers. We’re honored to be among the world-class organizations chosen as the best in the industry in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.”

A complete list of Travel Weekly Readers’ 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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About Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance is a leading consumer specialty insurance** and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) serves 40 million customers annually and is best known for its Allianz Travel-branded travel protection 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. Benefits and limits vary by plan. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific 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. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. Allianz Global Assistance, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates.  The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. SmartBenefits proactive payments and “no receipts” payments available only on certain plans.  For plans that include proactive payments:  when you opt in and provide flight information, Allianz Global Assistance will monitor flights and send flight status and benefit alerts, including alerts about flight delays that qualify for automated travel delay payments.  Standard message/data rates apply to SMS alerts.  Automated claims and payment system availability is not guaranteed and is subject to our sole discretion.  All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.