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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Thanksgiving - the most dangerous US holiday

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
According to traffic fatality data collected by Forbes.com for six federal holidays, Thanksgiving takes the dubious top spot of being the deadliest. There were, on an average, 567 reported deaths each year since 1982 on this day. 41% of them were alcohol related.

The data only includes fatalities and doesn't include injuries (severe or otherwise). It once again underscores the vital importance of responsible driving, avoiding DUI and buying an international student health insurance policy.

Another thing to be noted here is the percentage of alcohol-related accidents. Keep in mind that there is a chance that, if you are driving under influence, health insurance might not cover a cent of your medical expenses. At the cost of sounding preachy, we say it is just irresponsible to drink and drive; and insurance companies refuse to cover willful law-breaking.

Injuries sustained in an unfortunate auto accident and the medical expenditure afterwards, as we are all aware, can cause a severe dent in our budgets. A good international student insurance can often mitigate the pain by taking care of the financial aspect of the emotionally draining time spent in a hospital Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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