Under existing law, health benefit plans are prohibited from using genetic testing to determine if an individual has a greater likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer
This bill would prohibit health benefit plans, life insurers, and long term care insurers from using an individual's genetic information to deny him or her insurance or to establish differentials in premium rates
This bill would also prohibit health benefit plans, life insurers, and long term care insurers from requiring or soliciting genetic information, using genetic test results, or considering an individual's decisions or actions relating to genetic testing in any manner for insurance purposes
Relating to insurance; to amend Section 27-53-1, Code of Alabama 1975, and to add Section 27-53-2.1 to the Code of Alabama 1975, to prohibit the use of genetic testing for certain insurance eligibility determinations or premium differentials.
|February 18, 2020||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Insurance|
|Bill Text||HB266 Alabama 2020 Session - Introduced|