Ebola insurance now

Publish date 27 October 2014
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Recently, health workers, US employees, are offered labor insurance against Ebola. The insurance company offering this new insurance is Epic.

At least 4,877 people have died from the largest Ebola outbreak in history so far, with most of the victims in West Africa. The spread of the disease has led some insurers to exclude it from their policies, although there have been three cases of Ebola in the United States so far.

Ebola coverage has been added to an existing policy that includes HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, said Epic President Richard Kosinski.

The price of an individual policy has been raised by $ 10 to $ 269 a year with the inclusion of Ebola, he added.

The first hospital to benefit from the policy was Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, California, Epic said in a statement.

If the infected person has contracted the disease in the United States, he must notify within 24 to 48 hours of the diagnosis, otherwise the policy will cease to be valid.

The insurance pays 200,000 initially for HIV, hepatitis B and C, as well as an additional 20,000 per month for up to 10 months for Ebola from diagnosis to return of treatment.

Source: profit.bg