USA Today, October 9th 2014 – Businesses wrestle with insurance in Ebola’s wake

Published by Megan Singh October 10, 2014

Travelers with trip insurance who cancel trips to Ebola-affected areas might not see a payout. Most travel insurance policies pay only if trips are canceled for specific reasons such as death of a traveling companion, weather or an employment layoff, says Megan Singh, spokeswoman for Squaremouth, an online company that evaluates travel insurance products. A “cancel for any reason” clause can increase the cost of a travel insurance policy by 40%, she says.

“Fear is not covered by travel insurance,” she says.

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