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Facts on Ebola's Impact on Insurers

As the Ebola epidemic in Africa begins to cause concern among U.S. residents, the Insurance Information Institute posted a comprehensive fact sheet on Ebola and its effects on U.S. insurers on its website...
October 22, 2014

As the Ebola epidemic in Africa begins to cause concern among U.S. residents, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) posted a comprehensive fact sheet on Ebola and its effects on U.S. insurers on its website. Facts and Perspectives on the Ebola Pandemic by Dr. Steven Weisbart, the I.I.I.'s chief economist, looks at Ebola and its potential effects on U.S. insurers.

The report notes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not expect the Ebola virus to infect people other than a small number of healthcare workers and others who have had direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. It states that even if the virus were to spread to infect thousands of adults in the United States, the insurance industry could financially withstand the crisis.

Facts and Perspectives on the Ebola Pandemic (I.I.I. 10/13/14)
Easing Ebola Fears in the Workplace (Employee Benefits News 10/17/14)
Ebola Outbreak: Lockton White Paper (10/15/14)
Aon Activates Ebola Response Task Force (10/20/14)

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