Allianz Global Assistance goes Red for Women with the American Heart Association

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2012 — Henrico-based Allianz Global Assistance USA rallied to support the Richmond chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign as its Healthy Lifestyle partner, raising awareness and money for women’s heart health. As part of the campaign, associates collected more than 130 pounds of pennies and spent more than 140 hours weaving a rug out of recycled red T-shirts for the Go Red for Women auction. Associates also wore red for heart health awareness on Valentine’s Day and were given the opportunity to get a photo booth picture with “Life’s Simple Seven,” the AHA’s seven steps to living a healthier life, printed on the back.

More than 30 associates participated in weaving the rag rug, which was made from T-shirts turned in by associates as part of the company’s Feb. 1 brand change from Mondial Assistance USA to Allianz Global Assistance USA. After finishing the rug, it was auctioned off at the AHA’s Go Red for Women luncheon on Feb. 17, where it was so popular, it was purchased almost immediately for the “buy now” price set by the AHA.

“As Go Red for Women’s Healthy Lifestyle partner, we were tasked with raising awareness inside and outside of our company about the seven steps to a healthy life,” said Mark Cipolletti, vice president of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Our associates stepped up in a big way, dedicating hours and hours to the cause.”

Life’s Simple Seven
The seven steps to a heart-healthy life are:
• Get active
• Manage your blood pressure
• Quit smoking
• Eat better
• Lose weight
• Reduce blood sugar
• Control cholesterol

Wellness Programs at Allianz Global Assistance USA
In 2011, Allianz Global Assistance USA was awarded the AHA’s Platinum Fit-Friendly award, which recognizes companies that go above and beyond in encouraging and promoting healthy lifestyles for their employees. The Platinum level award is only given to companies that can show a return on investment for wellness programs. Allianz Global Assistance USA’s wellness programs are coordinated by its human resources department and an associate-driven wellness committee and include an annual wellness fair.

Wellness opportunities available to every Allianz Global Assistance USA associate include a “walk club,” gym discounts, monthly health, wellness and nutrition events, fresh fruit delivery twice a week, and free annual blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol screening in partnership with the company’s health insurance provider.

“Last year half of our associates participated in wellness programs,” said Mike Kunc, chief human resources officer for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “That shows the value of these programs to our associates.”

Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 28 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) insures 13 million customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.

In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection and unique 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 health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance USA, please visit allianzassistance.com. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

Allianz Global Assistance
How can we help?
International leader in Assistance, Travel Insurance and health, life & home care services, today Allianz Global Assistance counts more than 10,783 employees who speak 40 different languages and work throughout the world with a network of 400,000 service providers and 180 correspondents. 250 million people, or 4% of the world’s total population, benefit from its services, which the Group provides on all five continents.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance, please visit www.allianz-global-assistance.com

Allianz
Allianz is the 20th largest company in the world (Forbes Global 2000, 2011) and 67th most valuable global brand (Interbrand, 2011). Allianz has 151,000 employees worldwide and 76 million customers in more than 70 countries. In 2010, Allianz had over 106.5 billion euros in revenue and over one trillion euros under management. In the US, Allianz brands include:
• Allianz Life
• Allianz Global Investors
• PIMCO
• Fireman’s Fund
• Euler Hermes
• And now, Allianz Global Assistance

Media Contact: Daniel Durazo, 804.673.7175
Jamie Foley, [email protected]
Tony Scida, [email protected]
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RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2012 — Henrico-based Allianz Global Assistance USA rallied to support the Richmond chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign as its Healthy Lifestyle partner, raising awareness and money for women’s heart health. As part of the campaign, associates collected more than 130 pounds of pennies and spent more than 140 hours weaving a rug out of recycled red T-shirts for the Go Red for Women auction. Associates also wore red for heart health awareness on Valentine’s Day and were given the opportunity to get a photo booth picture with “Life’s Simple Seven,” the AHA’s seven steps to living a healthier life, printed on the back.

More than 30 associates participated in weaving the rag rug, which was made from T-shirts turned in by associates as part of the company’s Feb. 1 brand change from Mondial Assistance USA to Allianz Global Assistance USA. After finishing the rug, it was auctioned off at the AHA’s Go Red for Women luncheon on Feb. 17, where it was so popular, it was purchased almost immediately for the “buy now” price set by the AHA.

“As Go Red for Women’s Healthy Lifestyle partner, we were tasked with raising awareness inside and outside of our company about the seven steps to a healthy life,” said Mark Cipolletti, vice president of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Our associates stepped up in a big way, dedicating hours and hours to the cause.”

Life’s Simple Seven
The seven steps to a heart-healthy life are:
• Get active
• Manage your blood pressure
• Quit smoking
• Eat better
• Lose weight
• Reduce blood sugar
• Control cholesterol

Wellness Programs at Allianz Global Assistance USA
In 2011, Allianz Global Assistance USA was awarded the AHA’s Platinum Fit-Friendly award, which recognizes companies that go above and beyond in encouraging and promoting healthy lifestyles for their employees. The Platinum level award is only given to companies that can show a return on investment for wellness programs. Allianz Global Assistance USA’s wellness programs are coordinated by its human resources department and an associate-driven wellness committee and include an annual wellness fair.

Wellness opportunities available to every Allianz Global Assistance USA associate include a “walk club,” gym discounts, monthly health, wellness and nutrition events, fresh fruit delivery twice a week, and free annual blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol screening in partnership with the company’s health insurance provider.

“Last year half of our associates participated in wellness programs,” said Mike Kunc, chief human resources officer for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “That shows the value of these programs to our associates.”

Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 28 countries. In the United States, Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) insures 13 million customers and is best known for its Allianz Travel Insurance plans.

In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers event ticket protection and unique 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 health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance USA, please visit allianzassistance.com. To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance plans, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

Allianz Global Assistance
How can we help?
International leader in Assistance, Travel Insurance and health, life & home care services, today Allianz Global Assistance counts more than 10,783 employees who speak 40 different languages and work throughout the world with a network of 400,000 service providers and 180 correspondents. 250 million people, or 4% of the world’s total population, benefit from its services, which the Group provides on all five continents.

For more information about Allianz Global Assistance, please visit www.allianz-global-assistance.com

Allianz
Allianz is the 20th largest company in the world (Forbes Global 2000, 2011) and 67th most valuable global brand (Interbrand, 2011). Allianz has 151,000 employees worldwide and 76 million customers in more than 70 countries. In 2010, Allianz had over 106.5 billion euros in revenue and over one trillion euros under management. In the US, Allianz brands include:
• Allianz Life
• Allianz Global Investors
• PIMCO
• Fireman’s Fund
• Euler Hermes
• And now, Allianz Global Assistance

Media Contact: Daniel Durazo, 804.673.7175
Jamie Foley, [email protected]
Tony Scida, [email protected]
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