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ABC 6 News: Ebola and Travel Insurance

ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather ABC 6 News: Ebola concerns for travelers excerpt By: Liz Tufts (¬†Watch the full story from ABC 6 News here.) Despite reassurance from the CDC, many are still calling for travel restrictions. In fact, one local business says their phones are ringing off the hook…

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Can You Trust Travel Insurance to Cover Mental Health Issues?

Over the weekend, NPR ran a story entitled “Don’t Count on Travel Insurance to Cover Mental Health.” The article told the story of a couple whose travel plans needed to be changed, based on recommendations by their adult son’s doctors that he not be left alone as he began a new treatment regimen for mental health problems. When the would-be travelers submitted a claim for trip cancellation to their travel insurance company, it was denied. Does this family’s story really mean that travel insurance will never cover mental health issues? We reached out to our providers to get their take on the question, and found some surprising answers: