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H1N1 spread triggers rush for health insurance
The growing number of H1N1 flu cases in the mainland has triggered a rush for insurance products as more and more people are trying to mitigate exposure and health risks.
The demand for H1N1 insurance products started to grow since last month after reports that the number of people affected by the disease has started to soar globally.
Sales of H1N1 insurance products by the Sichuan branch of Ping An Insurance Co of China rose 30 times in October compared with the average sales volume from June to September. Read more
Lack of insurance cover for H1N1-affected travel
IN THE light of a sharp increase in Influenza A (H1N1) cases globally and in Singapore, I had decided to cancel my family's trip to the United States and Canada this month.
My family had planned the trip a few months ago and we were very disappointed that the outbreak of H1N1 flu had derailed our travel plans. However, we followed the advice in the travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to avoid non-essential travel to the affected areas, which include Canada, Mexico and the US, since I would be travelling with my children, aged nine and 10. I would like to applaud Singapore Airlines for allowing us to cancel our trip from Singapore to New York without penalty. Read more