The Achmea Group at a glance: from 39 farmers 200 years ago, to 13 million clients worldwide


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.

Achmea is an associate of Rabobank, ‘Australia’s most recommended agribusiness bank’.

Achmea in Australia

For more than two centuries, our lending hand is helping farmers around the country protect their livelihoods.

  • 2018 Finalist in the Category of Direct General Insurance Company of the Year.
  • Established more than five years ago in Australia, our international expertise in farm insurance is benefiting more and more farmers.
  • Completely dedicated to farm insurance by getting on farm every time.
  • Committed to protecting and enhancing agricultural communities.

Achmea Worldwide

With more than 13 million clients worldwide, Achmea is active in its home country 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.