Allianz Launches Workers’ Comp Unit for Aviation Risks

March 2, 2016

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has entered into an agreement with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) through which it has established a new aviation workers’ compensation department. AGCS will serve as the underwriter for this broker-driven program offering workers’ compensation coverage for the aviation segment.

AGCS’ new department will be led by Charles Couch, based in Atlanta; Shane Maloney joins as senior aviation workers’ compensation underwriter and Robin E. Couch as executive general aviation underwriter.

AGCS offers a broad aviation appetite, including a wide range of risks such as global airlines, airports and manufacturers, as well as charter managers, corporate and personally operated aircraft, suppliers and service providers.

Couch has more than 15 years of insurance experience, including over a decade in workers’ compensation. Most recently, he was vice president, underwriting and head of distribution for Aviation at QBE North America. Prior to this, he held workers’ compensation and underwriting roles with Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc. and The St. Paul Companies.

Maloney and Couch also join AGCS from QBE North America where they held senior underwriting positions. Previously, Maloney was with Risk Evaluation Bureau, Inc. for more than a decade; Couch gained his aviation experience with Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc. and The U.S. Marine Corps.

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