HanseMerkur is a personal insurer with a focus on health insurance and a speciality in travel insurance. As the second oldest health insurer in Germany, we offer excellent insurance cover in health care, both as a supplement to statutory health insurance and in private comprehensive insurance. With premium income of more than EUR 2 billion, HanseMerkur has been delivering a convincing performance for many years as a financially strong, medium-sized personal insurer in the business segments of Health and Care, Risk and Retirement, Travel and Leisure, Property and Accident.
In the financial centre of Hamburg, HanseMerkur is the only independent insurance group that operates nationwide. In its 140-year history, HanseMerkur has developed into a modern financial services provider with around 11.3 million customers and over 2,200 employees and independent agency owners. The parent company of the HanseMerkur Group is a mutual insurance association (VVaG). As such, HanseMerkur is solely committed to its customers and employees.
The main growth driver is the Health and Care business segment. At the end of 2020, 1,539,119 people had health insurance with HanseMerkur, of which 275,885 had comprehensive insurance and 1,263,234 had supplementary cover. HanseMerkur is one of the largest providers of private supplementary health insurance cover and cooperates with DAK-Gesundheit, Hamburger Sparkasse and other savings banks, among others. As a quality provider of security concepts in tourism and the business travel sector, HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG (HMR) is one of the largest companies in the tourism insurance industry in Germany.