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How to stop silicosis becoming the new asbestos

Posted on: 12 April 2018

In a recent blog for Insurance Post, Andy Miller, technical loss control engineer manager, Allianz Insurance plc, explains why silicosis is the occupational disease currently causing particular concern amongst workplace health and safety experts.

read more about the risk from silicosis

Five stars for Allianz’s 'excellent' Construction Select product

Posted on: 22 March 2018

In a product review for Insurance Age by Ben Hicks of the Aston Scott Group, our proposition for medium to large sized construction businesses scored five out of five.

read more about how Construction Select got top marks

Follow the leader: Platooning

Posted on: 13 March 2018

Like with many industries, heavy goods vehicles (HGV) fleet operators are facing a technological revolution that promises to increase both efficiency and safety. One such innovation is 'platooning' - a method that involves multiple unmanned vehicles driving closely behind one that does have a driver.

read more about the concept of HGV platoons

The top risks for UK businesses in 2018

Posted on: 12 March 2018

The annual Allianz Risk Barometer by AGCS identifies top corporate perils based on the insight of risk experts across the globe. Here we look at the risks that those surveyed in the UK thought were most important for businesses to consider

read more about the top ten risks

Marine cargo insurance: A market on the move

Posted on: 31 January 2018

In this white paper, we look at the circumstances where marine cargo insurance may be required and related contemporary issues. With the international shipping industry transporting €4 trillion worth of goods, it is crucial talking point for businesses, insurers and brokers.

read more about the marine cargo insurance market

SMEs: Overbalancing and underinsured

Posted on: 30 January 2018

In 2016, Allianz Insurance plc removed the 'average' clause from its core range of policies designed for SMEs in response to a thematic review by the FCA that highlighted the issue of underinsurance. Harriet Conway, SME business insight manager, Allianz UK, considers what more can be done to help small businesses.

read more about the issue of SME underinsurance

Allianz strengthens commercial property owners proposition

Posted on: 23 January 2018

We have enhanced our proposition for commercial property owners by adding new covers, enhancing limits and providing additional services. The refreshed Property Owners Select product also makes it easier for brokers to combine property and casualty with engineering sections, including machinery damage cover.

read more about the refresh of Property Owners Select

Falling trees, leaking water installations and burst pipes

Posted on: 19 January 2018

Water damage protection and tree management services are now available via our preferred suppliers scheme for Allianz Commercial policyholders. Specialist providers, LeakSafe and Blythe Valley, are offering their services at specially discounted rates.

read more about what our new suppliers can offer

Reasons for professional indemnity insurance (video)

Posted on: 05 December 2017

Professional indemnity (PI) insurance is a must-have for anyone providing professional services. Our latest video provides an overview of the reasons why the cover is essential for modern businesses.

watch the video to uncover the roles PI cover can play

Allianz launches a data initiative to tackle SME Underinsurance

Posted on: 29 November 2017

Since the announcement in January 2016 that Allianz would no longer by applying Average to its SME products, a unique database has been developed to help with identifying risks that are potentially underinsured.

read more about the new initiative to combat SME underinsurance