Allianz Partners enhances health business with new appointments

May 02, 2023


Paul McGuire has joined Allianz Partners as Medical Underwriting Lead for Individual and Small Group Business, after more than 12 years of global underwriting experience with Cigna Healthcare.  Paul’s career is rooted in the intersection between medical and insurance, coming from a pharmacy background and having worked with the NHS for three years.

Paul’s role leverages his extensive knowledge in data and analytics, as Allianz Partners looks to continually simplify and innovate within its underwriting practices.

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas has been promoted to Head of Individual, Student and Small Group Business. Having joined Allianz Partners Australia in 2018 as General Manager, Strategy for International Health, Jodi’s role expanded in 2019 to include Travel and Assistance. In 2020, she relocated to the Allianz Partners Global Office in Paris to focus on growing the student segment around the world.

Prior to joining Allianz Partners, Jodi launched health insurance, personal accident, and travel insurance for Auto and General and was responsible for the double-digit growth of travel insurance, roadside assistance, and domestic health insurance across B2B and B2C channels. 

David Myers, Chief Sales Officer, Health at Allianz Partners commented: “I am delighted to welcome Paul McGuire and Jodi Thomas to the team. Allianz Partners’ is committed to expanding and innovating its business to meet the growing needs of B2B and B2C customers. We continue to invest in not only new innovations, but in the right people to bring these products to life.”

He added: “The world has changed post pandemic, but individual and small group business remain a priority for us. We are continuing to enhance our offerings in order to meet the growing demands and needs of emerging segments such as digital nomads and gig workers.”

Testament to this, Allianz Partners was recently awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2022. This award recognises companies that deliver the very best for their customers.

Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Our products are embedded seamlessly into our partners’ businesses, sold through intermediary channels or directly to customers, using our commercial brands which include Allianz Assistance, Allianz Travel and Allianz Care. Present in over 75 countries, our 21,900 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 72.5 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world. 

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