Sep 09, 2020

Allianz Named ASTA Travel Insurance Partner of 2020

RICHMOND, VA, September 9, 2020 — The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has recognized Allianz Partners as their 2020 Travel Insurance* Partner of the Year. The award was determined by ASTA’s individual members, who voted to recognize the preferred partners that show dedication and support for ASTA and the travel advisor community.

The annual awards were presented at ASTA Global Live held from August 25 to 28, 2020. As one of the travel industry's premier organizations, ASTA honored 16 travel supplier partners who support ASTA’s travel advisor members and make lasting, meaningful contributions to the travel industry. Nineteen distinct membership awards were also given to individuals and groups that exhibit excellence and advocacy.

“We’re honored to be among ASTA’s most valued partners and are proud to receive this coveted award for 2020,” said Richard Aquino, Vice President and Head of Sales at Allianz Partners. “Travel advisors are an essential part of the effort to move travel recovery forward and we’re pleased to support them in this important mission.”

Allianz offers travel insurance through several major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers, and directly to consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.

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About Allianz Partners
Allianz Partners (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, the company offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and served over 45 million customers last year. In addition to travel insurance, the company 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. Plans include insurance and assistance services. 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.