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ECJ insurance ruling raises concern over age discrimination

In addition to raising insurance premiums for women, there are fears that today’s European Court of Justice ruling that gender based pricing in insurance is illegal, will lead to further challenges with regard to age discrimination. 

Are insurers excused from equality laws?

Age discrimination remains rife in the insurance industry according to research by Age Concern and Help the Aged. Half of motor insurers and a third of travel insurers automatically exclude people aged 80 plus seeking quotes, irrespective of their health. 

Insurers accused of age discrimination

The insurance industry is discriminating against older people with half of motor insurers refusing to offer quotes to people aged over 80, a charity has said.