Insurance Companies and Ebola from the Homeland Security News Wire on October 27, 2014.
For my Daley College SOC SCI 102, and POLI SCI 201 students. What are some of the ethical and political dilemmas posed by this story?
Overview: “U.S. and British insurance companies have begun to write Ebola exclusions into their policies for hospitals, event organizers, airliners, and other businesses vulnerable to disruption from the disease. As a result, new policies and renewals will become more expensive for firms looking to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from Ebola-driven business interruptions (BI).The cost of insuring an event against Ebola, for example, would likely be triple the amount of normal cancellation insurance — if the venue was in a region not known to be affected by the virus.“