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Allianz Worldwide Care has launched its international policies in China, providing local support and insurance.

Allianz Worldwide Care has launched its international healthcare plans in China. They target multinational companies as well as local Chinese employers. Created in partnership with sister company Allianz China General Insurance, the move comes after Now Health signed a deal with Chinese insurer Minan in November last year. This partnership allows Now Health to distribute its WorldCare plans in China.

Policyholders can make use of the following services:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Local ambulance
  • 24/7 multilingual helpline
  • Local doctor for additional support and advice
  • Documents in either Chinese or English
  • Direct settlement of outpatient, inpatient and dental treatment at facilities across China

Customers are offered a selection of Allianz Worldwide Care’s core policies which can be supplemented by a selection of outpatient, dental and repatriation plans.

Claude Daboul, director of sales, marketing and operations at Allianz Worldwide Care said, “Economic growth in China has continued at a strong pace over the last few years despite the downturn witnessed in Europe and the US.

“As a result we have seen a number of companies within our client base expanding their operations in China. Together with Allianz China General Insurance Company, we are delighted to extend our range of international health insurance plans.

In Shanghai, Allianz Worldwide Care has set up a dedicated support centre where representatives will provide local support to members and group scheme managers. This local, multilingual support is something international companies will look for. The Global Mobility Survey 2012 found 21 percent of companies questions said China was likely to be the top relocation destination for employees in the coming year. It was ranked as the number one location for expatriate assignments overall. The majority of companies also felt China would be the most challenging nation for employee relocations.