According to the NY Post, Life-insurance companies have been denying coverage to customers solely because they have visited Israel or plan to go in the future – outraging travelers who say Israel’s historic sites are as safe as any American city, officials say.
The practice has become so widespread that nine states, including New York, have tried to stop it.
But insurance companies continue to block coverage, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week prohibiting insurers from blocking coverage and requiring them to rely on accurate information.
“It is just unfair for people to be denied life insurance because they might travel to Israel,” said Schumer.
John Hancock, and AIG are part of the insurance companies denying coverage.