Achmea Australia is proud to have been nominated as a finalist in the category of Direct General Insurance Company of the Year at the 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards.

Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), the awards recognise outstanding individuals and businesses in the insurance industry.

Achmea 2018 Finalist Direct General Insurer of the Year

2018 Finalist Direct General Insurer of the Year

Achmea Australia Chief Executive Officer, Emma Thomas, said the finalist nomination recognises the business’s achievements in partnering with farmers throughout Australia to manage, mitigate and reduce their farming risks and premiums.

“Being new to the Australian insurance market, it’s an incredible achievement to have been nominated as a finalist. It demonstrates Achmea Australia’s growing reputation in the market for service excellence,” Ms Thomas said.

“Partnering directly with farmers, our unique approach allows us to work closely with farmers to recognise their risks, and distinguish between the risks that actually need insuring, and those that can be mitigated through other practices,” she said.

Ms Thomas said the nomination would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Achmea’s employees.

“I would like to thank and congratulate the whole Achmea team for their work over the past year, particularly through the support they’ve given to drought affected farmers and those affected by Cyclone Debbie,” Mrs Thomas said.

“To be nominated as a finalist is an honour, and I thank ANZIIF for their recognition.”

Ms Thomas also expressed her gratitude to Rabobank, an associate of Achmea, for their support. Rabobank reinvest 100% of their deposits into Australian agribusiness, supporting the livelihood of farmers and rural communities.