There are fears for the future of more than 170 jobs at a company in Co Cork which provides specialised insurance services.

Assurant Solutions called staff to a meeting at its offices on Model Farm Road in Cork city this afternoon.

It told them it was conducting a review of its Irish operation.

Employees were told this may result in the closure of its Cork facility.

Assurant Solutions has 14,500 employees worldwide and assets worth €29bn, its headquarters is located in New York.

The company has had a call centre in Cork since 1999.

The workers are involved in customer care and the management of claims relating to mobile phone insurance.

Assurant completed the acquisition of mobile phone insurance provider, Lifestyle Services Group, in October.

It says the review of its business in Cork and another in Windsor in the United Kingdom is being undertaken to "realise the benefits" of the Lifestyle Services Group acquisition.