Mundial joins Swiss Life to provide insurance throughout Central America

Central America's leading insurer, Aseguradora Mundial signed an agreement with Swiss Life Network to broaden their cooperation in the region.

Friday, July 18, 2008


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Aseguradora Mundial is the main specialized insurance unit of Panama-based Grupo Mundial. Swiss Life Network is a leader in the provision of insurance for employees.

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