Insurance Ireland Statement – Safety First - Motor and Home Insurance Policies
Insurance Ireland advises motorists to heed the warnings in place from the authorities and avoid all non-essential travel.
Motor insurance cover applies as normal today. This is not impacted by the weather conditions.
Damage to cars caused by the storm is covered by comprehensive motor insurance policies.
Third party fire and theft policies cover motorists for damage to other cars in the event of an accident, injury to other people, or damage to your car in the event of a fire or theft.
Home insurance policyholders should be aware of the following information:
· Household buildings and contents insurance policies will cover damage caused by storms.
· Insurers will usually pay for the cost of temporary repairs, so please keep receipts.
· Insurers will also usually pay for the cost of alternative accommodation, if the home becomes uninhabitable.
· Householders should check the full extent of their policies and contact their insurer or broker after the event.