Agencies Ready Genetic Anti-Bias Rules For Insurers

Law360, New York (October 2, 2009, 2:11 PM EDT) -- Three federal agencies have unveiled interim final rules to ensure that genetic information is not used by insurance companies to deny coverage, raise premiums or impose pre-existing condition exclusions for any individual or group.

The rules — issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Treasury, and Labor — seek to implement Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, passed by Congress in 2008.

“Echoing the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, our efforts to protect Americans undergoing genetic testing from...
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