HEFEI, Nov. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- The first insurance service for human bird flu
disease within China began its operation last week in east China's Anhui
Clients only need pay a premium of 100 yuan (about 12 US dollars). The maximum
insured amount is 200,000 yuan (about 25,000US dollars). Once a policy
holder is infected by the H5N1 bird flu virus, he can get the whole amount
The provider is Sinosafe Insurance Company. According to the Anhui Provincial
Branch, their human bird flu insurance service is the first in China.
And it was approved by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission on November 2
for a term of one year.
All Chinese citizens between 3 and 70 can take out a policy.
This service is limited to insure against H5N1 bird flu only. The Sinosafe Insurance
Company has promised to donate five percent of the premium revenue to
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