The award was presented on November 7 in Vienna during the International Travel & Health Insurance Conference (ITIC), the only forum specializing in Travel and Assistance Insurance.
The Deputy Director General of MAPFRE ASISTENCIA, Gregorio R. Santos, received the award at a ceremony where he acknowledged the efforts and professionalism of the company employees and teams who have made this distinction possible.
This is the third time MAPFRE ASISTENCIA has received the ITIJ prize. It was also awarded to the company in the Best Travel Insurance Company category in 2011 and the Best Assistance Company category in 2005.
The ITIJ Prize is one of the most important accolades in the insurance industry and the winner is chosen by online voting by industry professionals and the evaluation of a panel of experts.
The award highlights MAPFRE ASISTENCIA's commitment to innovation in both products and technological developments, and recognizes the company's solvency, technical capacity, specialization strategy and service quality.
MAPFRE ASISTENCIA, as a leading company in the markets of Assistance, Travel Insurance and Special Coverage Insurance schemes, offers comprehensive solutions to its customers in four main sectors: insurance, automobile, finance and travel, and tourism. With a direct presence in 43 countries and over 1,550 corporate clients, MAPFRE ASISTENCIA operates worldwide and has 198 million people benefitting from its services.
MAPFRE is a multinational insurance group that operates in 46 countries on five continents. It is the Spanish market leader and Non-Life leader in Latin America. It is also in sixth place in this branch in Europe. MAPFRE has over 35,500 employees and over 23 million customers worldwide. In 2012 it had a net profit of 665 million euros and revenue of more than 25 billion euros. MAPFRE is traded on the Madrid and Barcelona stock exchanges and forms part of the IBEX 35 index.