Travelers to Israel or other international destinations could no longer be denied life insurance if a proposal by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is adopted.
The proposal, which was adopted Sunday by the committee of the group that represents insurance regulators from all 50 states, is expected to be approved by the entire organization. It will then propose that it be enacted by each state.
New York law, like that of many other states, prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to travelers based on their previous international travel. This legislation is needed, however, because current laws do not prevent insurance companies from denying coverage because of possible future travel.