Irish Life 2018 Claims Statistics


Cancer is the leading cause of death and illness in Ireland as Irish Life pays out €299 million in claims overall during 2018.

We know that when it comes to choosing a protection provider, claims payments are one of the most important things to Financial Brokers, and at Irish Life we want to pay claims. During 2018, we paid out €119.6 million in Life Insurance to 1805 families for people who died, and €58.8 million to 897 people for Specified Illness Cover claims.*

*Claims paid by the Irish Life Retail division only.

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Interactive Claims Map

How much did Irish Life pay out in claims in your county? This interactive map lets you drill down and see Life and Specified Illness claims paid.


Sales Supports

Although we paid €5.75 million on average per week to people and families affected by illness and death in 2018, our reports highlight that most families in Ireland don’t have the level of cover they need.
Let’s work together to change this.

Protecting Ireland - Annual Claims Report Summary of Claims Paid Claims Gender Variations County Claims Breakdown

In The Media

We issued a national press release to the media as well as regional releases per county. Having messages in your local paper is a powerful way to get your clients to think about their protection needs.

National Press Release - February 2019 Sunday Independent February 17 2019


Customer Claims Stories

Watch Dermot's Story


Our customers talk about their ease of claiming.

Serious Illness Claim

Watch Tracey’s inspiring story on how having financial protection helped during her recovery from cancer.


Death Claim

Watch Claire’s moving story on how having a life insurance was a fantastic safety net that helped her get to a better place with dealing with the loss of her husband.