Zika travel insurance coverage isn’t on most policies

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Cancelling a trip as a result of the presence of this virus in the area is not covered in typical policies. Travelers looking for Zika travel insurance are surprised to learn that it’s not easy to find. The typical policy does not provide coverage for cancellation due to Zika virus risk. Insurance companies and health agencies are warning vacationers to inform themselves before booking. The CDC has released new guidance meant for doctors whose patients are pregnant. Those directions are also meant to focus on pregnant patients who have recently…

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Travel insurance inquiries spike from Zika virus concerns

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Vacationers and business travelers, alike, are looking into coverage to give them peace of mind. According to a recent data release, calls regarding travel insurance have skyrocketed from airline travelers who are worried about the type of medical care they would receive if they were to be infected with the Zika virus while away from home, how much that care would cost, and whether or not it will provide them with the opportunity to cancel their plans if they are headed into an area where infections are known. People heading…

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