Ebola Insurance: Are You Covered? 

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With no vaccination and no cure, Ebola is a disease you really don’t want to get. Unfortunately Ebola is also extremely transmissible, spreading from person to person through blood and bodily fluids, including sweat. Just touching an Ebola patient is enough to spread the disease – even if that patient is already dead. Add to this the fact that Ebola kills 90 percent of the people it infects, and it’s easy to see why the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is causing huge global concern. Continue Reading…

The Wacky World of Celebrity Body Part Insurance

j lo Celebrities insure the wackiest things. Allegedly. Now that’s key, because there’s little evidence to support most of the wild claims circulating involving billions in insurance policies taken out by self-aggrandising celebrities. And yet body part insurance is very real. It’s not just for celebrities, it’s for everyone. Usually an extension of disability and life insurance, body part insurance has a necessary place in the world of specialty insurance. Continue Reading…

Does Health Insurance Make You Live Longer?

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Intrinsically, the answer has to be no, doesn’t it? After all, our health is a result of countless factors ranging from our genetics, upbringing, lifestyle, environment and even geography. And it is health care, not health insurance, which has led to humans living longer, healthier lives over the past few centuries.

So it should seem fairly easy to determine that improved medical care and a more thorough understanding of how lifestyle choices affect our health are the primary factors in determining longevity. Continue Reading…

The Top 7 Health and Safety Tips for Backpackers

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There are few activities more life affirming than packing the whole of one’s belonging into a fabric sack and taking off in search of adventure. Leaving behind the trials and tribulations of normal life, backpacking is one of the greatest ways to build self confidence and explore the wider world. Each year, however, through a combination of factors, things go terribly wrong for people whilst they’re travelling. The following list is a simple but effective collection of tips for backpackers to make sure you come back safe and sound from your adventures, ready to take on the world again. Continue Reading…