What is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act?

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or charging that person higher premiums based solely on a genetic predisposition to developing a disease in the future.

The legislation also bars employers from using individuals’ genetic information when making hiring, firing, job placement, or promotion decisions.

 

Posted by Sheri Abrams, Attorney at Law, www.sheriabrams.com