ERGO Versicherung buys the legal protection of DAS

Vienna (OTS) DAS Rechtsschutz AG in Austria changes ownership within ERGO Group AG. ERGO Versicherung AG in Austria buys the national legal protection specialist from the previous owner, ERGO Versicherung AG in Germany. In the coming months, work will be done on the merger of the two insurers in Austria. The DAS brand will remain on the Austrian market to underline its position as a specialist in legal protection.

Within ERGO Group AG, ERGO Versicherung AG in Vienna acquires the shares of DAS Rechtsschutz AG, Vienna, the Austrian legal protection market specialist founded in 1956. The transaction is still subject to approval by the national supervisory authority. In a second step, the two companies will merge in 2023 to further expand ERGO’s market position in the core market of Austria.

Increased innovative strength and synergies

The merger of the two companies opens up new perspectives: Customers and sales partners in Austria can receive better advice and products and the innovative power can be further strengthened overall. Achievable synergies, especially in administration and IT, will further ensure the sustainability of the ERGO Versicherung business model in Austria. dr Philip WassenbergCEO of ERGO Versicherung in Austria adds: “In terms of market potential and market strength, full line insurance has clear strategic advantages over specialty insurance. In particular, the increasing regulatory requirements require strategic adjustments. Our clear goal is to bring the strengths of DAS to ERGO, maintain them and expand them further.”

The well-known and strong DAS brand will remain in place

The DAS brand is well known in Austria and has a good image and customer satisfaction ratings. The legal protection of DAS will be expanded in the future under the umbrella of ERGO Versicherung AG, Vienna, with the help of the knowledge and experience of current DAS employees and within a separate legal protection department. The original in legal protection has well-trained experts and an excellent sales network, which will continue to exist. For customers, sales and cooperation partners, the change of ownership and the associated expanded product combinations result in new possibilities. The Chairman of the DAS Board, DirectorJohannes Loingerconfirm: “The solid and recognized legal brand DAS will continue to be maintained as a product brand. In this way, it also signals the highest level of competition in terms of products and services in the future. This will differentiate our joint venture and our offer of legal protection in Austria from our competitors in the multiline sector.”

ERGO Insurance: Press photos of Dr. Philipp Wassenberg can be found here.

Photo credit: ERGO Versicherung/Sebastian Philipp

DAS: The press photos of Johannes Loinger can be found here.

Photo credit: DAS Rechtsschutz AG

About ERGO insurance

With more than 100 years of success, ERGO Versicherung AG is one of the leading insurance companies on the Austrian market. As a subsidiary of ERGO Austria International AG, it is part of the ERGO Group and thus part of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers and risk carriers. As part of the strategic cooperation with partners UniCredit/Bank Austria and Volksbanken, as well as through its own sales force, affiliated brokers, agencies and direct sales, it offers a range of customer-oriented life, health and property/accident services. customer and needs-based. insurance products for private and corporate use in.

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Press contact ERGO Versicherung AG
Mag. Werner zipper
ERGO Austria International AG
1110 Vienna, Modecenterstrasse 17, Object 3
Phone: +43 1 27444-1180

About DAS Rechtsschutz AG

DAS Rechtsschutz AG has been specializing in legal protection solutions for individuals and companies in Austria since 1956. As an independent legal service provider, it offers need-based insurance coverage, professional support from highly qualified lawyers and comprehensive legal services such as DAS Direkthilfe® and DAS legal advisory. The company headquarters is located in Vienna. The approximately 350 employees are available to customers throughout Austria. In recent years, DAS Austria has further consolidated and expanded its strong market position and good image values ​​as a specialist in legal protection. The DAS is based on the creation of equal opportunities, both in the processing of legal cases and in the focused perception of social responsibility. He supports charities such as CliniClowns, Volkshilfe and the Austrian Sports Association for the Disabled, as well as Licht für Kinder and Wiener Tafel. In the area of ​​environmental and climate protection, the legal protection expert is actively involved in the Hectare Nektar project 2028 and the Austrian Post CO2 reduction program and produces advertising and print material as far as possible in accordance with the current environmental standards. .

The insurance company has been a certified partner of the Leitbetriebe Austria network since July 2018. In 2020, the DAS received the “Green Building” seal and one for promoting health at work. In 2021/22, DAS was once again awarded the “Best Recruiter” silver seal as an employer. In 2022, the legal protection insurer achieved first place in terms of customer satisfaction among legal protection insurance companies as part of the ÖGVS industry monitor. In the “Recommender” awards of the Austrian Financial Marketing Association, DAS also took first place for “Excellent customer orientation” among direct and special insurance companies and “Climber of the year” among banks and insurance companies in terms of of customer recommendations.

Since 1928, the international DAS has been synonymous with competence and high performance in legal protection. As legal protection specialists of the ERGO Group AG, the DAS companies are represented throughout Europe. DAS Rechtsschutz AG in Austria is the parent company of DAS Czech Republic since 2014.

ERGO is one of the leading insurance groups in Germany and Europe. The group is represented in around 30 countries worldwide and focuses on the European and Asian regions. ERGO offers a complete range of insurance, benefits and services.

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Press contact DAS Rechtsschutz AG
Mag. Christoph Pongratz
Head of Marketing and Communication
Hernal’s Belt 17
1170 Vienna
Phone +43 1 40464-1700

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Mag. Albert Haschke, MAS
public relations
Währingerstraße 2–4/1/48
1090 Vienna
Telephone: +43 1 317 25 82-0
hashish@primer coat


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This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts by the management of ERGO Austria International AG. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may lead to the fact that the actual development, in particular the results, financial condition and business of our company differ materially from the forward-looking statements made here. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements or to adapt them to future events or developments.

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Press contact ERGO Versicherung AG
Mag. Werner zipper
ERGO Austria International AG
1110 Vienna, Modecenterstrasse 17, Object 3
Phone: +43 1 27444-1180


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