AIG DENIAL CONGRESSWOMAN'S LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE MAY BE A BAD IDEA
When Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D - Pembroke Pines) sought to get a larger life insurance earlier this year than what she already had, she was denied by AIG after the company asked her husband if they may travel to Israel, according to this article in the Capitol Hill publication The Hill.
According to a letter from the company, “We will be able to reconsider this decision once you have returned from Israel and there are no future plans to travel to any countries of concern.”
The congresswoman from South Florida disputes the designation of Israel as a "country of concern", as it is not listed by the State Department as a terrorist state and has no travel warnings issued for it, and it has a lower intentional death rate than even the USA. And she's going to try to do something about it.
Wasserman-Schultz introduced the Life Insurance Fairness for Travelers Act. Her amendment would bar insurers from discriminating “based upon the intent of [a] person to engage in lawful foreign travel.”