Hamburg – February 12, 2020 – The global unisonSteadfast network and the German health insurer Barmenia enter into a partnership in the field of health insurance.
Within the scope of this cooperation, with support of unisonSteadfast, corporate clients can now obtain additional local cover policies for employees sent abroad on the basis of the international health insurance of Barmenia, the “world policy”.
unisonSteadfast, the wolrd’s largest independent brokerage network represented in more than 130 countries, offers its network partners access to local markets across the globe. Thus, in combination with Barmenia‘s “world policy”, which already provides comprehensive health insurance protection at the level of German private care abroad, a tailor-made international insurance program can be developed for every corporate client – in particu- lar for those countries where it is legally required for employees to be provided with supplementary local health insurance.
For over 30 years, Barmenia has been providing health insurance to corporate clients internationally and has covered several hundred thousand of employees worldwide.
“This is the first time we are working with a German health insurer in this way,” says Wolfgang Mercier, unison- Steadfast President & CEO. “This means that corporate clients can now enjoy even more comprehensive health insurance solutions and benefit from having two experienced partners at their side.”
“No matter where a company wants to send its employees, we can ensure that they receive the highest level of health insurance coverage almost everywhere,” says Tom Hennig, Manager International Health Insurance Development of Barmenia. "This means protection that works smoothly and gives employees the certainty that wherever they might work, their medical needs are comprehensively covered.“
About unisonSteadfast AG
unisonSteadfast, with its more than 750 highly qualified broker members, forms the largest insurance brokerage network in the word. About 24,000 employees at more than 2,000 offices in 130 countries on 6 continents (Eu- rope, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia-Oceania) generate a gross premium volume of more than US $ 30 billion. The global unisonSteadfast network is co-ordinated from Hamburg, Chicago, Miami, Lon- don, Shanghai, Johannesburg and Sydney. Its members - mainly medium-sized brokerage companies - benefit from the access to high-quality cross-border insurance solutions and excellent service.
About Barmenia Krankenversicherung AG
The Wuppertal-based health insurance carrier provided cover for more than 1.2 million persons in 2018 and is the number seven private health insurer on the German market, generating a gross premium volume of EUR 1.7 billion. In addition to Barmenia Krankenversicherung (Barmenia Health Insurance), the group also includes Bar- menia Life Insurance a. G., Barmenia Allgemeine Versicherung-AG and Barmenia Versicherungen a. G. Around 3,800 employees were employed across Germany in 2018. Whether full health cover and additional health cover, corporate health insurance or travel insurance: Barmenia offers modern and attractive products for a wide range of clients. The offer is rounded off by state-of-the-art digital services.