Article date: 26 October 2000
Norwich Union emerged as a clear winner last night when itcarried off no fewer than five top national insurance industryawards.
Norwich Union Healthcare won the most prestigious prize at theHealth Insurance Awards, being named Health Insurance Company ofthe Year for the third year running.
The healthcare arm of Norwich Union also carried off the awardfor Best Individual Private Medical Insurance provider and BestCash Plan provider.
In addition, Norwich Union won the top awards for Best Use ofMarketing - for the second year - and Best Customer Service - forits healthcare, long term care and critical illness insurancebusinesses.
Norwich Union Healthcare came second in the Group PrivateMedical Insurance, Best Individual Income Protection and Best GroupIncome Protection categories, and third for Best InternationalPMI.
And Norwich Union earned second prize for Best e-business, andthird for Best Long Term Care.
Norwich Union Healthcare commercial director Tim Baker said: "Weare very proud of our continued success in these awards, which isdue to our efforts to introduce new and innovative products intothe market and our commitment to developing and improving customerservice.
"We are especially pleased as these awards are voted for byintermediaries who have first-hand experience of our business atall levels. The fact that Norwich Union Healthcare has won Companyof the Year for the third year running is testament to the hardwork and commitment of all our staff."
Judging for the awards, which are run by Health InsuranceMagazine, took place via a survey of more than 400 independentfinancial advisers who were asked their opinions of insurancecompanies' products and services.
The awards were presented at a ceremony at the LondonHilton.
- Media contact - Louise Zucchi, Norwich Union Press Office,01603 684506
Note to Editors:
CGU and Norwich Union merged on 30 May 2000 to create CGNU plc -the world's 6th largest insurer, the UK's largest insurance groupand one of the top-five life insurers in Europe with substantialpositions in other markets around the world.
CGNU's principal business activities are long-term savings,general insurance and asset management with worldwide premiumincome and retail investment sales of £26 billion and assets undermanagement of more than £200 billion.
The combined life and pensions, general insurance and retailfund businesses in the UK operate under the Norwich Union brand,while the institutional business operates under the Morley FundManagement brand.