Country: Germany
Net premiums written 1999: $933m (£655m)

Head office:
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 23/25
D-50672 Cologne
Tel: +49 221 308 999
Fax: +49 221 308 750

Parent: Parion
Main classes of business: Casualty and accident insurance

History: Parion was founded in 1997 as an alliance of Gothaer Versicherungen and Berlin-Kölnische Versicherungen and, as an alliance of legally independent insurance companies, is not subject to influence from a third-party.

With Parion, the four traditionally mutual insurance companies - Gothaer Versicherungsbank, Gothaer Lebensversicherung, Berlin-Kölnische Krankenversicherung and Asstel Lebensversicherung - pursue a clear goal: offering the company members even better services, tailored to meet their requirements.

Chief officer: Wolfgang Peiner, chairman