Tag: genetic testing
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Drew WilsonNovember 5, 2019
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Genetic testing can reveal a wealth of information that can guide health care providers to better diagnoses and treatments for their patients. That same information could help insurance companies write better, and possibly less expensive, life insurance policies. That’s the rub. Most people are OK with their doctors knowing every detail about their health, but […]

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 6, 2018
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State lawmakers are uniting against insurance companies that want to use genetic information as a factor for accepting patients and drafting policies. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill (SB 1106) that prohibits the use of genetic information for any insurance purpose, including to establish rate differentials. State law already prohibits […]

Scott PowersDecember 5, 2017
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State Rep. Jason Brodeur wants life insurance companies to keep their hands off customers DNA. Broder, a Sanford Republican, filed House Bill 855 Monday forbidding insurance companies from using genetic testing to assess risks for life insurance, for disability insurance, and long-term care insurance. There’s already a federal law keeping that information private, but Brodeur […]


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