Insurer forced to pay out after unproven claim medical treatment was 'experimental'

The company had to meet the cost of the woman’s claim following a decision from the Financial Services Ombudsman

The office of the Financial Services Ombudsman

An insurance firm had to pay out almost €70,000 to a woman suffering from a serious illness after refusing to cover her treatment abroad.

The company, which was not named, was forced to both cover the woman’s treatment and pay €2,000 in compensation after it was found not to have properly assessed her initial claim.

In a report published by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman, the regulator highlighted a series of decisions relating to ...