People with 'vices' facing heftier bills for life insurance

Irish consumers with "lifestyle vices" could face double the life insurance bills of healthier people, according to new research from Caledonian Life.

13th October, 2012
People with 'vices' facing heftier bills for life insurance
Obese people are set to pay more for life insurance, new research says. Photo: Getty

Irish consumers with "lifestyle vices" could face double the life insurance bills of healthier people, according to new research from Caledonian Life.

Bad habits such as smoking and excessive drinking are taken into account when pricing a policy, and those leading unhealthy lifestyles could pay double for cover, according to the firm's analysis.

Figures cited by the firm revealed that 39 per cent of Irish adults were overweight, while 25 per cent were obese. Some...

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