Brexit help and support | Zurich Ireland

Brexit Help & Support

Zurich's business in Ireland falls into two main categories:

Our Life and Pensions policies are written by Zurich Life Assurance plc (Zurich Life);

Our General Insurance policies are written by Zurich Insurance plc (Zurich Insurance).

What does Brexit mean for our customers in Ireland?

Brexit will not have a material impact on policies sold by Zurich Life or Zurich Insurance to customers in Ireland.

We are not proposing to change how our policies are serviced and are not proposing to transfer policies to another insurance provider as a result of our planning for Brexit. The governing law of our policies will remain the same. No changes are planned for our claims management procedures or to other customer services. Policy numbers and contact points will remain the same. We will continue to underwrite policies and will continue to be authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

However, if you reside in Northern Ireland and have a Zurich Life UK International Portfolio Bond policy, please refer to the section below "What does Brexit mean for Zurich Life IPB customers in the UK?".

Information for customers intending to drive in the UK & NI in the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit

In the event of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Zurich Insurance customers there will be a requirement for drivers of Irish registered vehicles to carry a Green Card as proof of motor insurance when travelling between Ireland and the UK, including across the Northern Irish border. For more information on Green Cards, click here.

What does Brexit mean for Zurich Life IPB customers in the UK?

Zurich Life, like many companies, currently relies on EU "passporting" or "Freedom of Services" to service customers in the UK and Northern Ireland holding UK International Portfolio Bond policies.

Brexit may affect these policies. For more information click here.

What does Brexit mean for Zurich Life customers in the EU?

Brexit will not impact policies sold by Zurich Life to customers in the EU.

Zurich Life, like many companies, currently relies on EU "passporting" or "Freedom of Services" to service customers in the EU. Brexit will not change this. Accordingly, we will continue to be able to sell and administer insurance policies in accordance with our EU "passport" or "Freedom of Services" authorisations post-Brexit.

We are not proposing to change how our policies are serviced and are not proposing to transfer policies to another insurance provider as a result of our planning for Brexit. The governing law of our policies will remain the same. No changes are planned for our claims management procedures or to other customer services. Policy numbers and contact points will remain the same. We will continue to underwrite policies and will continue to be authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

What does Brexit mean for Zurich Insurance customers in the UK?

For further information on what Brexit means for Zurich Insurance customers in the UK, click here.

Need further help?

We are working to make sure you have all the information you need, and so we can continue providing a great service to our customers.

If you have any questions about the impact of Brexit on our policies, you can email Zurich Life at customerservices@zurich.com or Zurich Insurance at customerhelp@zurich.ie and we will do our best to help you.