Press Release 01 Jan 0001

Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland, today welcomed the fact that award winning international health insurer Allianz Worldwide Care has announced the creation of 30 new jobs at its headquarters in Park West Business Campus, Nangor Road, Dublin 12. The company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz SE, provides private medical insurance to locally based and expatriate employees, private families and their dependents, wherever they are in the world. The company currently employs 250 staff at its West Dublin headquarters, with a further 25 based in regional offices.

The new jobs are within the company’s Finance and IT departments, plus there are a range of multi-lingual Operational roles to be filled, required to support a client base which spans over 150 countries. “We’ve had an excellent start to 2010” says Claire Cusack, Head of Human Resources, “these new job opportunities have arisen as a direct result of new business acquired, so that we can continue to deliver market leading service levels to our clients. In light of the current economic environment, we are delighted to be in a position to increase staff numbers”. 

Commenting on the announcement Mr. O’Leary said “It is an important endorsement of Ireland as a credible, competitive location for investment when companies of the stature of Allianz Worldwide Care chose Ireland as the location for additional investment”. He added “Ireland has a growing international reputation within the Insurance sector helped by announcements such as this”.

About Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz Worldwide Care specialises in providing international health insurance for employees, individuals and their dependants, wherever they are in the world. As an ‘A stable’ rated (Standard & Poor’s), wholly owned subsidiary of AA rated Allianz SE, the company is able to draw on the resources and expertise of one of the world’s leading insurers and financial services providers.
From a range of in-patient, out-patient and dental benefits, clients can create a comprehensive international healthcare plan that suits their needs, including both long term and short term assignments.

Allianz Worldwide Care is the only international health insurance provider to offer a 48-hour turnaround on submitted medical claims, under its “Clear to Zero” claims handling initiative. With a 95% client retention rate and a customer base that includes many of the Fortune Global 500 companies, Allianz Worldwide Care continues to build a reputation for service excellence in international healthcare.

Details of the new roles can be found on the company’s website

For further information:
Estelle O’Callaghan-Westropp
Marketing Manager
Allianz Worldwide Care
Tel: +353 (0)1 629 7132

Thomas McEvoy
Press & PR Manager
IDA Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 603 42 55

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