Archive 2010

Press releases 2010

New ERGO-study reveals company pensions massively underrated

Press release 15 December 2010

A new study on behalf of ERGO Life Insurance, which interviewed both employees and employers, shows that opportunities provided by company pension schemes are nowhere near fully recognised or utilised.


ERGO Life Insurance keeps policyholders' bonuses steady

Press release 8 December 2010

ERGO Life Insurance is keeping its policyholders’ bonuses for life and annuity insurance products at an attractive level for 2011. As a rule, current interest still stands at 4.0 percent and the total return, including terminal bonus and basic share in the valuation reserves, works out at 4.55 percent.


ERGO appoints Christoph Jurecka to Management Board

Press release 25 November 2010

In today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG has appointed Dr. Christoph Jurecka to the company’s Board of Management. Jurecka will become Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ERGO on 1 February 2011. Dr. Rolf Ulrich will leave the company.


ERGO's new personal liability insurance: Financial security when others cannot pay

Press release 21 October 2010

One in three people do not have personal liability insurance. This can be a major problem when the liable party is not insured or does not have any funds available. The injured party is then forced to cover the costs. The new personal liability insurance from ERGO Insurance then steps in and provides cover and many additional new benefits.


Lothar Engelke appointed to ITERGO Executive Management

Press release 19 October 2010

Mr. Lothar Engelke has been appointed to the Executive Management of ITERGO Informationstechnologie GmbH as from 1 November 2010. As Head of the Infrastructure Management Division, he will assume responsibility for the development and maintenance of IT infrastructure platforms.


ERGO Insurance Group's new structure now fully implemented

Press release 19 October 2010

After the final legal hurdles to the ERGO brand strategy were overcome at the end of September, Christian Diedrich, Chairman of the Board of Management of ERGO Versicherung AG, and Dr. Daniel von Borries, who holds the equivalent post for ERGO Lebensversicherung AG, presented the major strategic aspects together with a selection of key financial data for the new companies at a press conference held in Düsseldorf today.


DKV merges with Victoria Health

Press release 7 October 2010

On 1 October 2010, the merger of DKV and Victoria Health was completed, backdated to 1 January 2010. This means that the health insurance business of the ERGO Insurance Group has been consolidated under the DKV brand.


Silke Lautenschläger appointed board member of DKV

Press release 30 September 2010

Silke Lautenschläger joins the board of management of German health insurer DKV as at 1 January 2011. She is going to assume responsibility for the management of benefits and healthcare programmes. This comprises the whole chain of benefits to customers, from claims management and claims service to health service providers.


Senior citizens attach great importance to private accident cover

Press release 22 September 2010

An accident is always something to be taken seriously and is not always minor. Indeed, many think that accidents only happen to other people, but last winter showed us all that sheet ice can be anyone’s downfall. Older people are at a greater risk, and private accident insurance is particularly important to them. For most people, good financial cover has high priority. Half of senior citizens prefer additional solutions that guarantee independence and mobility to complement the financial components. This is the result of a representative survey of people aged 60 and over that was carried out by Forsa on behalf of ERGO Insurance.


ERGO's training programme begins

Press release 1 September 2010

The new training year at ERGO starts today. Two hundred young men and women have begun their professional careers at seven administrative sites in Germany. In addition, over 400 trainees are starting work at ERGO sales offices.


E.ON and ERGO extend their joint childcare scheme “E-KIDS” in Düsseldorf

Press release 1 September 2010

E.ON and ERGO have expanded the facilities for their employees’ children. Another joint creche has been added for infants under three. The new premises were formally opened today.


Clemens Muth to follow Günter Dibbern on the Management Boards of ERGO and DKV

Press release 6 August 2010

In his meeting from 6 August 2010, the Supervisory Board of ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG has appointed Dr. Clemens Muth to the Group’s Management Board as of 1 October 2010. As from 1 January 2011, Muth will assume responsibility for the Health Division and also take over the Chair of the Board of DKV from Günter Dibbern who will retire at the end of 2010. Muth’s successor on the Board of ERGO Direkt Insurance is to be Ralf Hartmann.


ERGO launches advertising campaign

Press release 15 July 2010

The ERGO Insurance Group is launching the advertising offensive for its new brand. The campaign’s guiding principle “Versichern heißt verstehen” (“To insure is to understand”) shows how ERGO always keeps customers’ concerns and needs in focus.



ERGO now with products in its own name

Press release 21 June 2010

The ERGO Insurance Group is now providing life insurance as well as property & casualty cover in Germany under its own name. The life insurer of Hamburg-Mannheimer has been renamed ERGO, as has been the property and casualty insurer of Victoria. The company will be presenting the new brand name in a large-scale advertising campaign from mid-July.


All ERGO sites in Germany awarded berufundfamilie® audit certificate

Press release 11 June 2010

ERGO has been awarded the berufundfamilie® audit certificate for its administrative sites in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Mannheim and Munich. This certificate is awarded by the non-profit organisation, Hertie Foundation, in recognition of companies which make a long-term commitment to reconciling the demands of family and working life. Following the head-office in Dusseldorf, which was awarded its certificate in 2002, all ERGO administrative sites now hold the certificate.


ERGO Insurance Group Trainee Programme: Apply Now!

Press release 14 May 2010

On 1 September 2010, the ERGO Insurance Group will be starting its graduate trainee programme in Düsseldorf. University graduates with very good degrees may apply now.


ERGO Insurance Group AGM appoints new Supervisory Board

Press release 12 May 2010

The Annual General Meeting of ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG today appointed a new Supervisory Board. Other important items on the agenda included the approval for the cash payment offer from Munich Re (squeeze out) and a resolution on the dividend payout of €0.60 (last year: 0.00).


ERGO showing upward trend

Press release 30 March 2010

ERGO made it through the difficult 2009 business year in fine style, as attested by the figures on the financial year 2009 presented at the ERGO Insurance Group press conference. The consolidated Group result increased significantly to €173 (73) million as compared to the previous year. The company’s total premium income showed a pleasing increase of 7.6% to €19.0 (17.7) billion. Organic growth and acquisitions both in Germany and abroad, such as of the travel insurer ERV and the Austrian company BA-CA Insurance, both contributed to this.


ERGO is premium partner of the German men’s handball team

Press release 18 January 2010

The ERGO Insurance Group is the sponsor of the German men’s handball team as from the start of the European championships tomorrow. ERGO is set to continue in the footsteps of subsidiary Hamburg-Mannheimer as prime partner and official insurer of the German Handball Association (DHB).


ERGO to introduce sports programmes “Sportschau”, “Sportschau live” and the weather forecast “Das Wetter im Ersten”

Press release 15 January 2010

The ERGO Insurance Group will appear on prominent slots on Germany’s TV broadcaster ARD from today. This marks the first appearance of the ERGO brand to the general public on television – and follows on from the involvement of the Group’s subsidiaries in sports sponsorship.


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