Press release -
Allianz leverages green parts and approved repairers to boost claims efficiency
- Fleet policies refreshed to cut repair times
- Green parts to be automatically fitted when appropriate
- Reduced excess for customers using Approved Repairer Network (ARN)
Allianz Commercial has refreshed its fleet policies to reduce repair times: new wordings prescribe the fitting of green parts and encourage the use of approved repairers.
Against a backdrop of double-digit claims inflation, these new terms aim at delivering swifter sustainable repairs for customers.
The refreshed fleet policies will provide an incentive to customers who use Allianz’s Approved Repairer Network (ARN) in the form of an excess reduction.
Under new wordings effective 1 March, green parts will be fitted for non-safety-critical repairs where an appropriate part is available. Previously, explicit permission had to be sought for each repair, so the new rule will help speed up the claim process.
A green part is an undamaged component that has been salvaged from another vehicle. Allianz’s suppliers use only parts whose conformity has been certified. They come from the same manufacturer, with the original guarantee, and are the same age or newer than the parts they replace.
Allianz will guarantee the repairs made in its Approved Repairer Network, with or without green parts, for as long as the vehicle remains in its customer’s ownership.
Together with the excess reduction, this warranty aims to encourage customers to have their motor repairs done in one of the 300+ approved garages of its UK network.
This applies to the Motor Fleet and Small Fleet policies from 1 March, with Complete Mini Fleet following soon afterwards.
The repair times, costs and quality are better controlled inside the ARN than outside. The setting ensures industry standards are adhered to. It also allows for better cooperation and communication during the claim, enhancing customer experience.
Head of claims customer delivery Eibhlin Swan comments: “The costs of motor claims have been rocketing in the market and we want to support our customers to keep their claims costs under control. For us, the solution is to work closely with our repairers. The incentive and the warranty we provide for ARN repairs show the trust we place in our partners’ skills.”
Head of commercial motor Gerry Ross adds: “Using more green parts in the repair process is the right thing to do. It’s good for our customers as it will reduce their claims costs and repair times. It’s also good for the environment as it reduces waste and carbon emissions.”
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Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain including Allianz Insurance
The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with 126 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 716 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage nearly 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 155,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.
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*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of June 30, 2022
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