Welcome to your emergency home assistance cover.
This section is separate to your home insurance policy. It covers emergencies at the private dwelling and any attached garage used for domestic purposes but excludes outbuildings and unattached garages. An emergency is an unexpected or sudden event which damages your home calling for immediate action to prevent further loss or damage and to make the home safe and secure.
If you experience an emergency please call us on 01 448 48 48. This benefit is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is provided by MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland. We will provide assistance for a maximum of 4 callouts in any one period of insurance. Callouts are not recorded as claims against your policy; availing of this benefit will not affect your no claims discount.
We will cover the cost of the callout, labour and materials needed to carry out emergency repairs for the events set out below, up to a maximum of €300 for each incident. If the cost of the repairs goes above this amount, you are responsible for paying the difference. If the damage is covered by your policy and you make a claim, we will refund any amount you have paid (less your policy excess).
Please note that an emergency repair is a repair necessary to make your home safe and prevent further loss or damage as a result of an unexpected or sudden incident that causes damage to your home by the events set out below.
Please note: we will only cover the cost of repairs that have been authorised through our home emergency helpline.
Once we have carried out an emergency repair we will also provide the following:
If we deem your home uninhabitable, we will cover the cost of overnight accommodation for up to four people at an establishment of your choice. This benefit is subject to a maximum of €50 per person and an overall limit of €200 for any one incident.
If we deem your home uninhabitable and you need to remove household furniture for security reasons, we will provide seven days storage for your furniture and transport the items to and from the storage facility up to a distance of 50km from your home. This benefit is subject to a maximum of €200 for any one incident.
Urgent Message Relay
When an emergency happens in your home we can pass an urgent message to a family member in this country or abroad.
If you need the phone number of an emergency service, call 01 4484848 and we will give you the phone number for the hospital, Garda/Police station, fire brigade or the number for whatever emergency service you need.
General conditions that apply to this section
You must keep your home in good repair.You must replace any parts of your home which are failing or showing signs of wear and tear as soon as you can after you discover any problems.You must quote your policy number when you phone for help and give identification if the operator, tradesperson or any other agent asks for it.We will do our best to arrange a quick service and carry out repairs for all emergencies but we cannot guarantee that there will not be delays during times of severe weather conditions. Our ability to provide emergency repairs may be restricted during severe/dangerous weather events.
Please note the following general exclusions that apply to the Emergency Home Assistance section of this policy;
We will not cover the following:
Damage as a result of wear and tearWork that is not an emergency repair as described above.Work that is not in your home as described above.Work you have carried out without our permission.An emergency that could have been avoided or that was deliberate and which was caused by you, a member of your household, your domestic employees or any other person living in the building.Damage to your contents.Liability or any loss caused by any act carried out to provide the emergency service.More than four emergencies in any one period of insurance.Issues within the home which existed prior to inception of this policy.
If you have a major emergency which may cause serious damage to your home or danger to you or anyone, you should contact the relevant authority or emergency services straightaway.
If you are unhappy with a decision relating to this section of the policy you have the right to appeal. You must do this within 90 days of the disputed decision to allow us to investigate the matter. If you would like to appeal you can do this by:
Calling the MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland customer contact team at 091 560650.
Writing to: Customer Care Department, MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland, 22-26 Prospect Hill, Galway
If you are unhappy with any service or contact you have with MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland, you can register your complaint in any of the following ways:
- 091 560650.Calling the MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland customer contact team at Writing to: Customer Care Department, MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland, 22-26 Prospect Hill, Galway
MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland will undertake to respond to you within five working days of receipt of your letter. If MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland have not replied to your complaint by then, MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland will send you an acknowledgement letter to keep you informed of progress. If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and You remain dissatisfied with our final response to your complaint, you may contact either:
Financial Services & Pensions Ombudsman
Lincoln Place Dublin 2
Locall: 1890 882090
Tel. +353 1 567 700
Fax: 01 662 0890
Following this procedure does not affect your legal rights.
MAPFRE ASISTENCIA Compania Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. trading as MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland and MAPFRE WARRANTY is authorised by the Direccion General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones del Ministerio de Economia y Hacienda, in Spain and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules. Registered in the Republic of Ireland under registration number 903874