Having made it through a pandemic that many of us probably thought was going to be an enforced two week stay at home in March 2020, now is the time to take notice of what kind of financial protection we hold and should hold.

‘Getting underwriting decisions as quickly as possible’ - this is one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive. With that in mind, we are delighted to announce our latest improvement to our risk journey.

Welcome to ‘Protection Insider’, a new regular communication exploring all aspects of the protection market.

Justin Kelly from Zurich’s Technical Services team explains why business insurance is important and the types of business insurance available for different business needs.

In December we were delighted to announce that Zurich’s new Income Protection plan, the latest addition to our Protection suite, was live and open for business, explains Ronan O’Neill, Head of Retail at Corporate Marketing at Zurich.

Over the last decade we’ve seen a growing focus across the insurance world of companies developing and enhancing their serious illness protection propositions. While you’ll often hear the claim that ‘it’s not about the number of conditions’, sometimes the evidence goes against this.

We're proud of our track record of paying claims. And this year is no different, with over €69m paid out in claims in 2020. 

There is a common misconception that if you have health insurance you don't need serious illness cover, when in fact this couldn't be further from the truth.

Research by Zurich reveals that there are many great benefits to be gained from engaging with a financial advisor – especially when it comes to life insurance.

As part of Zurich’s July Webinar Series, you will have heard us discussing the ever-growing concerns of the long-term rental generation in Ireland – or ‘Generation Rent’ as they have become known in the media and in public discourse.

Ensuring customers are able to maintain their protection in place is more important now than ever. Zurich’s Reinstatement Clause has been a valuable benefit on Protection products for as long as we can remember for more information, see below.

From next Tuesday, 21 April, we are making a change to our underwriting approach for Protection business. Find out more information in here.