Insurer Epic launches Ebola cover for U.S. health, emergency workers

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. insurance firm Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. The cover also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Epic said in a statement. The insured person has to have contracted the disease while in the United States and in the case of Ebola, it has to be reported within 24-48 hours, Epic said. The cost is $ 269 a year for individuals, it added. (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; editing by Alex Smith)
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