Allianz Partners has appointed two new people to the senior team of its health line of business.
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.
McGuire’s career has always involved medicine and insurance, coming from a pharmacy background and working in the NHS.
His role at Allianz Partners will utilize his knowledge in data and analytics as the company looks to continually simplify and innovate its underwriting practices.
The second appointment is Jodi Thomas to the position of Head of Individual, Student and Small Group Business. She joined Allianz Partners Australia in 2018 as General Manager, Strategy for International Health and her 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 the company, Thomas 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 business groups 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.”