In 1950 in Switzerland, when people began traveling more, a team of forward thinking business pioneers created Elvia Travel Insurance. This year marked the beginning of our story in helping people. Twenty-four years later in 1974, SACNAS-Mondial Assistance was founded in France and our helping reached a new level. The creation of SACNAS-Mondial Assistance paralleled the development of the assistance business, which, in addition to travel insurance, included roadside, medical and repatriation assistance. In 1979, AGF became a shareholder in Mondial Assistance.
During the 1980s and 1990s, still as two separate entities (Elvia and Mondial Assistance), we accompanied our corporate clients through their own shifting business models. As they grew geographically, so did we, developing first in Europe and then gradually throughout the rest of the world. In 1995, Elvia joined Germany’s Allianz Group.