General (non-life) Insurance

This section contains information on what is referred to as general or non-life insurance.

Types of general insurance include; motor, household and travel insurance. 

Please note that the consumer information on this website represents a general guide to insurance. Insurance policies vary in their terms and conditions and so too can practices from insurer to insurer. Therefore, you should always read the insurance company’s policy or prospectus. 

European Court of Justice Ruling

The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers can no longer consider gender when calculating premiums and setting benefits. Insurers opposed this ruling because gender has always been an important factor when assessing risks - claims statistics show that there are different risk profiles for males and females.  While disappointed with the ruling, insurers must comply with it.

Click here for Insurance Ireland's Consumer Information Leaflet on the European Court of Justice Gender Ruling.


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