Cancer is the biggest cause of life insurance claims in County Leitrim according to figures released by Irish Life this week.
The life assurance company revealed its annual claims data which shows that cancer is the biggest cause of Life Insurance claims in the county.
Heart-related complaints were the biggest cause of Specified Illness Cover claims in Leitrim in 2014, with more than €352,000 paid out for cancer claims, and €166,748 for heart-related illness.
The data details the illnesses and conditions that led to payments of over €218 million throughout Ireland, in Life Insurance and Specified Illness Cover claims in 2014.
The figures show cancer accounted for five of the eleven Life Insurance claims paid last year in Leitrim, while cancer also accounted for one of the five claims for Specified Illness Cover claims paid in the county.
Heart-related claims made up two of the eleven Life Insurance claims paid.
Overall last year, Irish Life paid out €555,020 for eleven deaths in Leitrim and a further €180,857 in respect of five Specified Illness Cover claims.
The average age at death in Leitrim in 2014 was 64 for the company’s Life Insurance claims and 62 for Specified Illness Cover claimants.
The study found that nationwide, the largest Irish Life Life Insurance claim for a man was €1.3 million while the largest for a woman was €500,000.