The Achmea Group at a glance: from 39 farmers 200 years ago, to
13 million clients worldwide
Achmea in Australia
For more than two centuries, our lending hand has helped farmers protect their livelihoods. Protecting livelihoods through proactive risk mitigation is at the heart of our approach. In Australia, we are completely dedicated to farm insurance. Committed to protecting and enhancing agricultural communities, we proudly visit every farmer we partner with to help protect their livelihoods.
With an industry-leading client satisfaction rate, Achmea’s growth in Australia has been consistently strong.
Along with excellence in claims service, our 2018 and 2019 nominations as Finalist Direct General Insurance Company of the Year demonstrates our growing reputation in the market.
Achmea Australia is part of the Achmea Group which was established more than 200 years ago when 39 farmers put money into a glass jar, to be compensated in case one of them had a ‘Hooibroei’, a haystack fire.
Those 39 farmers, 200 years ago, supported each other and worked together to minimise the risks and threats faced by each other’s farms, not just their own.
Their commitment to a truly mutual approach to insurance remains alive and well in Achmea today.
With more than 13 million clients worldwide, Achmea is active in its home country the Netherlands and five other countries including Australia. In the Netherlands, the Achmea Group is the largest insurance provider. General insurance (including motor, vehicle and home insurance), health and income protection insurance are its core areas of expertise.
In addition, the Achmea Group offers life insurance and banking products (which are primarily designed to complement the Achmea Group’s insurance products such as mortgages and other consumer credit products and general deposit products).
The Achmea Group has a strong financial position, which is confirmed by the A credit rating from S&P for our insurance entities, and has insurance operations in the Netherlands, Turkey, Slovakia, Greece, Canada and Australia.
This factsheet provides more information on Achmea’s strong financial position.