Insurers pay £90m in life insurance claims related to Covid-19 & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest insurance news round-up…

Coronavirus: £90m insurance payout for COVID-19 death claims at pandemic’s peak

The amount equates to around £980,000 a day, with around 7,000 life insurance claims received over the three-month period.

Thousands of trees to be planted in Northern Ireland thanks to partnership

Hughes Insurance have partnered with Woodland Trust Northern Ireland to start their plan of planting thousands of trees in Northern Ireland by 2022. The partnership aims to reduce Hughes Insurance’s carbon footprint whilst also increasing the number of trees planted by the charity.

Zurich reveals operating loss of £63 million due to pandemic

Zurich Insurance Group has revealed that there has been a 40% drop on their 2020 results from last year’s H1 operating profit. The business has stated a UK business operating loss of £63 million, including £212 million of COVID-19 related items.

Roper Technologies has acquired Vertafore for $5 billion

Roper Technologies Inc, a leading diversified technology company has announced that they will acquire insurtech company Vertafore for $5 billion in order to strengthen their strategy to provide innovative and critical solutions to Vertafore’s customers.

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