ABC News’ Mark Kelly reports on the AFL’s plans to move its insurance coverage into a new and more flexible digital platform.
The AFL will launch a new digital platform for its insurance policies to give consumers a way to compare and track their coverage across a wide range of brands, including insurer Allianz, car insurer Audi, auto insurer Mitsubishi, home insurer Hennessey and insurance agents and insurance broker Allianzer.
Allianz and Audi will also begin offering their insurance policies in a more mobile and mobile-friendly way to ensure consumers can access their insurance information faster, as well as more conveniently, Kelly reports.
Allanz and Mitsubishis are the first two insurers to have announced plans to launch their insurance coverage in a new, mobile-first way, Kelly says.
Alliantz and Hennesseys will be the first companies to begin offering insurance coverage on a new platform, while Hennesys new insurance broker, Allianze, is also expected to launch insurance policies on the new platform.
Adrian Walker, chief executive of insurer Audi Insurance, says the new platforms will give consumers access to the most comprehensive coverage available, while Allianzes insurance brokers, Henneskens, are already providing insurance for some of the largest brands.
Alliance has said its new platform will provide consumers with more choice in the insurance industry and will offer a new level of transparency to insurers, which is one of the key reasons it is bringing its insurance products into the new online platform.
“We’re excited to partner with the AFL and join forces with all of the big brands, like Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and BMW, to make our insurance products accessible for consumers across Australia,” Alliance Chief Executive, Mark O’Neill, said.
In 2014, the AFL sold more than $3 billion worth of insurance to fans.””
Our customers have come to expect a better deal and they want to know how much better it is than what they are currently getting.”AFL chief exec says coverage is on the move article The AFL is currently the world’s most popular sport in Australia, with more than 2.7 million fans a week watching AFL matches.
In 2014, the AFL sold more than $3 billion worth of insurance to fans.
“This is a major step forward for Australia’s industry and we’re delighted to be taking this step to provide consumers the best possible choice in their insurance, particularly in a rapidly changing insurance market,” said Mr Kelly.
“This is only the beginning of the AFL looking to make this transition.”
The AFL is committed to providing our fans with the best choice for their insurance.
We have a strong portfolio of brands that offer excellent products, and we will continue to improve and add to our portfolio of insurance products in the years to come.
“Allianzes Insurance broker, Hneskens, has said it will be offering insurance on the next major platform in the Australian market, which will be called Allianzone, as soon as next year.