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Open driving is an optional cover available from An Post Insurance. Open driving allows other drivers to drive your car, with your permission, as long as they are aged from 25 to 70 years and hold a full EU/UK licence. Driver/vehicle eligibility criteria and restrictions may apply.

AIG & Aviva Policies: Cover is provided for any person free from accidents, claims, disqualifications, endorsements and convictions, aged from 25 to 70 years holding a full EU or UK driving licence - The driver cannot have any penalty points unless they are named on the policy.

FBD Policies: Cover is provided for any person free from accidents, claims, disqualifications, endorsements and convictions, aged from 25 to 71 years holding a full Irish or EU driving licence. Up to 6 Penalty Points are allowed provided they are not court awarded.

It is not necessary to purchase this optional extra in order to purchase a Car Insurance policy.

Step-back No Claims Discount is an optional extra, which allows you to keep part of your no claims bonus in the event of a single claim. We will reduce your No Claims Discount as follows:

AIG policies

  • 55% to 30%,
  • 50% to 30%,
  • 40% to 20% or
  • 30% to 10%

Aviva policies

  • 50% to 20%,
  • 40% to 10% or
  • 30% or less to nil

FBD policies

  • 75% to 55%,
  • 70% to 55%,
  • 65% to 55% or
  • 55% to nil
  • 35% to nil

It is not necessary to purchase this optional extra in order to purchase a Car Insurance policy.

For an additional premium, our protected No Claims Discount option allows you to have up to two unlimited claims in a three year period, without losing your No Claims Bonus. (We will not take account of  windscreen,  fire or theft claims.)

It is not necessary to purchase this optional extra in order to purchase a Car Insurance policy.

Protected No Claims Bonus/Discount with Step-Back option allows you to have up to two unlimited car insurance claims in a three year period, without losing your No Claims Bonus. (We will not take account of windscreen damage or fire or theft claims.) This is an optional extra that would incur an extra premium. For subsequent claims, Step-Back No Claims Discount applies.

It is not necessary to purchase this optional extra in order to purchase a Car Insurance policy.

Your certificate of insurance will be issued once you have arranged payment terms and returned all of the necessary documentation to An Post Insurance.