Zurich sees spike in life insurance claims

Pandemic drives third of increase

Adam Saville
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Zurich sees spike in life insurance claims

More than £4.5m paid out due to Covid-19 so far and more than £10m more expected in coming weeks

Zurich UK paid out over £154.2m in life insurance claims during first half of 2020 - this is £14.2m more than the same period last year. Financial support through life, critical illness and income protection policies has been paid to more than 3,200 customers by the insurer so far this year. Claims already paid for Covid-19 account for around a third of the increase in life insurance payments made, however the insurer said it expects over £10m to be paid to customers due to the pandemic...

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