Mont. Might Repeal 'Unisex' Insurance Law

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The state of Montana is considering a bill allowing insurers to charge different rates based on sex, doing away with its unique gender-blind insurance law and earning wide support from the insurance industry.

On Tuesday, the Montana Legislature's Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee held a hearing on SB 142, called “Repeal Unisex Insurance Law Provisions,” drawing on women's and civil rights groups that opposed the measure and insurance lobbyists in support of the bill.

Montana's so-called unisex insurance statute specifically bans discrimination in insurance coverage,...
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