- Aegon reported 21% more individual life claims in 2021 compared with 2020.
- Overall they paid out 95% of life claims.
- Covid-19 accounted for 20% of all life claims last year – up from 14% in 2020 and 7% in 2019.
- Cancer remained the most common cause of death, accounting for 34% of claims
- Followed by respiratory-related claims (20%) which had tripled from 2019 and cardiovascular-related claims (19%).
- The average age of an insured person at the time of claim was 63 years old.