PANTAENIUS VERSICHERUNGSMAKLER GMBH - WHO ARE WE? HOW WE WORK
Information about intermediaries
From 22/05/2007, all intermediaries are required to obtain a license from the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce for their work. Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH is registered with the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce under registration no. D-855F-DRNL7-27 and is entered in the register of intermediaries as an insurance broker with a license under Section 34 d (1) of the Industrial Code. You can check this with the competent licensing authority, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, Adolphsplatz 1, D-20457 Hamburg.
Entry in the register of intermediaries can be checked as follows: Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK) e.V., Breite Str. 29, D-10178 Berlin, Tel.: +49 (0)180 600 5850 (0.20 EUR/call from the German landline network, maximum 0.60 EUR/call from German mobile networks), www.vermittlerregister.info.
Complaints and supervisory bodies
The following bodies are available for out-of-court assistance to clarify differences of opinion in relation to insurances:
The Insurance Ombudsman Association (Versicherungsombudsmann e.V.)
PO Box 080632
The ombudsman for private health and nursing insurance (Ombudsmann für private Kranken- und Pflegeversicherung)
Furthermore, Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH informs about the existence of an online dispute resolution platform and the option to use it for the settlement of disputes. This platform is available at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr
Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH – Who are we? How do we work?
We are under a statutory obligation in accordance with § 15 of the German Insurance Brokerage Regulation (Versicherungsvermittlungsverordnung, VVO) to provide you with information about us. Please therefore read the following details and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
As an insurance broker, we provide advice. The payment - known as brokerage - for our advice, brokering and management activities is customarily borne by the insurance company. Brokerage is included in the insurance premium. Any other arrangement must be specifically agreed between us and the customer.
Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH does not have a direct or indirect shareholding of more than 10 % of the voting rights or capital of an insurance company and / or vice versa.
Information about the Broker
Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH is registered with the competent authorities and is included in the Register of Insurance Brokers as a licensed insurance broker in accordance with § 34 d (1) of the German Industrial Code (Gewerbeordnung) under registration number D-855F-DRNL7-27. The responsible licensing authority is
Handelskammer Hamburg (Hamburg Chamber of Commerce), Adolphsplatz 1, 20547 Hamburg
The entry in the register of brokers can be viewed by contacting:
Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (Association of German Chambers and Commerce and Industry, DIHK) e.V., 11052 Berlin
Telephone (0 180) 60 05 85 0 (€0.20 per call from landlines; max €0.60 per call from mobile networks)
Information on the arbitration boards in accordance with § 214 of the German Insurance Contract Act (VVG) and on participation in arbitration proceedings in accordance with
§ 36 of the German Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz)
The arbitration boards specified below can be contacted for extrajudicial dispute resolution. In accordance with § 17 (4) of the German Insurance Brokerage Regulation, we are obliged to participate in dispute resolution procedures before the following consumer arbitration board.
PO Box 08 06 32
Ombudsmann für private Kranken- und Pflegeversicherung
(Ombudsman for private health and nursing care insurance)
PO Box 06 02 22
10006 Berlin 10052 Berlin
Online dispute resolution pursuant to Article 14 (1) of the Regulation on Consumer ODR (Verordnung über Online-Streitbeilegung in Verbraucherangelegenheiten, ODR-VO)
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution which consumers can find at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/odr/main/. Consumers can use this platform for the out-of-court resolution of their disputes regarding contractual obligations.
Please contact our complaints office if you have any complaints about our activities:
Professional regulations (available at www.gesetze-im-internet.de):
- § 34 d German Industrial Code
- §§ 59-68 German Insurance Contract Act
- German Insurance Brokerage Regulation
Information duties pursuant to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
Please find below information about the integration of sustainability risks pursuant to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.
Information duties pursuant to Article 3 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
When choosing insurance companies and insurance products, we take into account the information provided by the insurers.
Where appropriate, we will not offer any insurers who clearly do not use any strategies for the integration of sustainability risks in their investment decisions. When providing individual advice in the interest of customers, we will also state if we believe that the consideration of sustainability risks in investment decisions would constitute any obvious advantages or disadvantages for the individual customer.
The respective insurer will provide information about the specific consideration of sustainability risks in investment decisions with their pre-contractual information.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss any questions you have about this before concluding any contract.
Information duties pursuant to Article 4 (5) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
When providing advice, the principal adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors for the financial market participants (insurers) are taken into account. This consideration is made on the basis of the information provided by the insurance companies. The broker is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.
Currently, any consideration on the basis of developing but basic information by the insurer in relation to their company can only be made conditionally.
Information duties pursuant to Article 5 (5) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
With regard to the insurance broker’s remuneration, the same remuneration is essentially made for products with differing impacts on sustainability risks.
Insurers partially support the integration of sustainability risks in investments by way of higher remuneration to the insurance broker. Where this happens, the higher remuneration is accepted by the insurance broker.
Information duties pursuant to Article 6 (2) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
When advising on insurance investment products, Riester and basic pensions or company pensions, the sustainability risks will be integrated, for which the pre-contractual information sent by the insurer will be used.
If, when making any assessment in accordance with this duty, there is a product with a similar or better return that also takes into account sustainability risks, this product is recommended as a priority.
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