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Life insurers urged not to use genetic test results

Australian insurers are increasingly using the results of genetic tests when selling life insurance policies. The civil society of Green continent is urging not to use the test results due to concerns about the potential discriminatory use of the information, ABC NEWS reports.
Life insurers urged not to use genetic test results

Genetic tests can provide information about genetic predispositions to various diseases. However, the use of such information by insurers can lead to problems with life insurance decisions. For example, insurance companies may increase the cost of policies if a genetic predisposition to serious diseases is identified.

There is the Genetic Information Insurance and Employment Act (GINA) in the United States. The document imposes restrictions on the use of genetic information by insurers.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-01-17/genetic-testing-or-life-insurance-comedian-michelle-brasier/103349872

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