Rita Lang has been employed since day one
The success story of today’s Verti Versicherung AG began on June 1, 1996. The first five employees started their first day of work. Among them was Rita Lang, who had responded to the first job advertisement for a new insurance company in April 1996. Almost two months later, she and four colleagues met at Teltower Rheinstraße to lay the foundations for a viable insurance company. .
The small group of five has now grown into a team of 550 employees, and the ‘new insurance company’, as Germany’s second largest direct motor vehicle insurer, can proudly look back on 25 successful years and around of a million portfolio policies. The pioneer still remembers the early days well: “Today it is hard to believe that we started with a small highly motivated group with a pad and pen, lots of ideas and a few small offices. There was a real start-up feel, and we brought movement to the market with several innovations.” As early as 1997, data such as the driving experience of policyholders was used to calculate premiums, a novelty at the time, with which the young company drew attention to itself.
“In the early years, of course, I witnessed our rapid growth firsthand,” says Lang. Because with new colleagues came new business areas, premises, challenges and successes. A striking example: the ever-increasing mountains of paper, which also accumulate when processing claims. With the suggestion of a digitized process, the employee from the beginning made a great contribution and received an award for internal excellence, to which she added: “In 2021, this is a natural thing for us. At that time, however, we were among the pioneers when it came to digitization and the use of new formats.”
The combination of experience and innovative spirit at Verti will continue to give the direct insurer a tailwind. Rita Lang, who now uses her experience in the area of customer management, is also convinced of this: “We are always learning and discovering new ways to be even better for our customers. This will continue to be our motivation for years to come.”
More information on 25 years of Verti Versicherung AG is available at www.verti.de/jubilaeum.
In 2021, Verti Versicherung AG insured one million motor vehicles and other liability risks and legal protection for the first time. This makes it the second largest direct motor vehicle insurance company in Germany. The company was founded in 1996 and has been based in Teltow near Berlin ever since, and since the beginning of 2018 an additional location in Vaterstetten near Munich. Verti employs more than 550 people. Verti’s focus is on auto insurance products. Other products include motorcycle insurance, personal and traffic legal defense insurance, as well as personal liability and term life insurance. Verti is the global digital brand of the global insurance group MAPFRE since 2011. Verti has been in Germany since 2017, previously the company operated here as Direct Line. MAPFRE is the largest Spanish insurance company in the world and the largest multinational insurance group in Latin America. By volume of premiums, MAPFRE is among the 15 largest insurance groups in Europe.
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Verti Versicherung AG Rheinstrasse 7A, 14513 Teltow Postanschrift: Verti Versicherung AG, 14329 Berlin Sitz der Gesellschaft: Teltow Amtsgericht Potsdam, HRB 9828 USt-Id-Nr.: DE198450959 Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates: Alfredo Castelo Vorstand: Miguel Rosa (Vorsitzender), Felix Ludwig, Carlos Nagore Die zuständige Aufsichtsbehörde ist die Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, Bonn.