Allianz Worldwide Care has introduced a new corporate assistance services offering, Allianz Corporate Assistance, designed for business travellers and expatriated employees of multinational companies.

Allianz Worldwide Care chief executive Ron Buchan said: "We have many clients in industries such as mining, construction, oil and gas, who need to establish operations where those natural resources or opportunities are located.

"This can include some fairly inhospitable environments. Our clients want to ensure that there is adequate medical care and support for their teams."

The new corporate assistance services include establishment and staffing of remote first aid stations or clinics, tele-medicine, general health and medical provider information, as well as medical evacuation/repatriation and related services.

The service will also comprise case management of out-patient and in-patient treatment, shipment of prescribed drugs, medical second opinion, occupational health and wellness and health checks.

Allianz noted that the new services will be available from early January, and can be purchased by any company, regardless of whether or not they currently have international health and life policies with the firm.

Allianz Worldwide Care is the global health and life insurance division of Allianz Worldwide Partners and part of the Allianz Group, and serves around 75 million customers in over 70 countries across the globe.