Vaccinations against Covid-19 have started in many countries around the world. HDI has insured around one third of doctors in Germany – for vaccination work in their own practices or at vaccination centres. One of them is Inga Goetze. The Difference called her after her first day’s work at the vaccination centre.

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, the anxiety researcher Borwin Bandelow has been looking into how people are responding to it. In our interview, he talks about fear of the virus and the lack of willingness to take the vaccine.

The employees of three Group companies are moving into a new building this year: in Italy, Poland and Mexico. The companies are already making preparations for the issue that is making waves among many architects all over the world: What will the office of tomorrow look like?

HDI is strengthening the digital literacy of its brokers with the initiative “#handschlag” – and earning enthusiastic approval for its efforts. In the third part of The Difference series entitled “Our Purpose”, Tilman Möller explains why he’s so enthusiastic about this initiative.

Our Group CEO, Torsten Leue, talks about how the pandemic is affecting Talanx, what impact the coronavirus is having on Group strategy and the consequences of the “New Normal” for the world of work.

Everything’s running smoothly! This is the conclusion many have been drawing after seven months of the pandemic where the majority of people have been carrying out mobile working on every working day. Things are only partly okay, warned leadership expert Wolfgang Jenewein in an audio interview with The Difference.

The colleagues of the newly constituted “Operations” section at HDI Systeme AG had only just got to know each other. Then the coronavirus came along – and suddenly everyone was confined to mobile working. Nevertheless, Hanna Beyer has formed her team into a dedicated crew. How has she achieved that?

The coronavirus has turned working life upside down across the world. And the experts believe that there will be long-term consequences. But what does the roadmap to the new world of work look like? The Difference asked this question: In Poland, Germany, Brazil and Turkey.

Changing jobs during the coronavirus pandemic – that means: application interviews with videoconferencing and learning the ropes from your home office. Does this really work?

Lockdown in Germany: The brewhouse tavern “Gaffel am Dom” closed its doors to guests, but the costs are continuing. In the second part of The Difference series entitled “Our Purpose”, Erwin Ott recalls the hours when his need was greatest.

At the last United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Madrid, Hannover Re surprised the public by making a contribution to a natural disaster fund measured in millions. The aim of the money provided by the reinsurer is to help those people who are suffering most from climate change: people living in emerging and developing countries.

At the beginning of the year, a severe earthquake nearly destroyed the livelihood of Aziz Şener. But Turkish insurer HDI Sigorta leapt to his side and helped him. Aziz Şener launches the new series in The Difference entitled “Our Purpose” by telling his story.

HDI One Click, hr | equarium and HIPE are the winners of this year's Transformation Award 2020. Torsten Leue announced the top three projects from the virtual stage of this year's digital Executive Meeting.

The coronavirus pandemic has been the moment of truth for people and companies. All around the globe, the Talanx Group is helping to overcome the crisis and ameliorate the consequences of the virus.

The Talanx Group staff magazine has won the most prestigious prize for corporate media in Europe. The jury was particularly impressed by the concept with its focus on the employees.

How will the world of work develop in the wake of the pandemic? Will companies change sustainably? Will there be a new normal – and if that’s the case: what will it look like?

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the economy and society throughout the world. It is taking people and companies to the limits of their resilience. Yet at the same time, the crisis is also proving the worth and vitality of our Purpose: Together we take care of the unexpected and foster entrepreneurship.

The coronavirus pandemic has dispelled all certainties in record time. At the beginning of April, The Difference talked to colleagues from all over the world, asking them how their life and work had changed since the outbreak of the virus. A review and outlook in moving times.

How team leaders demonstrate “digital leadership” and virtual teams cooperate efficiently despite physical distancing.

More than 250 car drivers unknowingly ended up putting the wrong fuel in their tank. HDI came to the rescue in their hour of need. Although there was no clarity on which insurer would ultimately have to foot the bill.

“Tesla driver saves the life of unconscious motorist on the motorway” – the headlines two years ago were all along these lines. The driver became an instant hero as a result of the accident – and Tesla CEO Elon Musk promises to pay for the damage. We have the backstory.

From Sydney to São Paulo, thousands of employees have been involved in trying to find a purpose for the Talanx Group. Now it has been defined: “Together we take care of the unexpected and foster entrepreneurship.” But what does this really mean for our daily work?

The purpose reflects the rationale and reason for the Talanx Group. However, only the individual work carried out by all the employees brings the purpose to life. What do our employees worldwide actually think about the purpose?

The aim was to give as many employees in the Talanx Group as possible the opportunity to involve themselves in discussing the purpose. The objective was to find an answer to the following question: What is the rationale and purpose for Talanx existing?

Customers at the WARTA Group can transfer to car sharing while their car is being repaired instead of receiving a courtesy car if they have a claim under their car insurance. The Polish insurer has joined forces with Traficar to offer this new service.

Dr Christoph Wetzel explains what autonomous driving means for German HDI. He is responsible for the portfolio Property / Casualty / Liability / Accident / Motor on the Board of Management of Talanx Deutschland AG.


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