HanseMerkur is a medium-sized independent insurance group headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. It provides health insurance and retirement savings, accident and private or business risk insurance. HanseMerkur's 1,828 employees and independent agency owners generated annual sales of 1,255.6 million Euros in 2011. The company has an asset base of 4.2 billion Euros. The insurance group has its roots in health insurance, which is still the main unit of the company with a premium volume of 948 million Euros (2011).