A notice, similar to the following is published by Insurance Ireland in September each year and can also be found on their website, www.insuranceireland.eu.
Unclaimed Life Assurance Policies Notice
*This does not apply to a policy which constitutes or forms part of the assets of an occupational pension scheme, other retirement benefit scheme or trust, a group permanent health insurance or disability benefit scheme, a sponsored superannuation scheme
**If the branch or insurance company that initiated your policy no longer exists please log on to the Insurance Ireland website at www.insuranceireland.eu which contains contact number of individual companies or telephone Insurance Ireland on (01) 6761914. Further information is available in our leaflet ‘
New Ireland Home Service policies
Home Service policies are Industrial Branch business sold between 1919 and 1999. In accordance with the provisions of the Unclaimed Life Assurance Policies Act 2003 when a policy becomes unclaimed in accordance with the Act, New Ireland write to Home Service policy holders to remind them that they have a sum assured or an unclaimed cash value which may be payable to them and to ascertain their wishes in respect of their policy. Often we don’t receive a reply – the policyholder may have moved address or passed away. We hope that by including this information on our website we can help policyholders, or their personal representatives, reunite with the benefit of their Home Service policy.
Reuniting customers with unclaimed funds is important to us because if we cannot, we are required to pay the value of unclaimed policies to the National Treasury Management Agency.
Do you recognise this document? This may mean that you, or a member of your family, have a New Ireland Home Service Policy. We’re here to help. Please contact us on 01-7039948 if you have any queries.