Genetic tests moratorium for UK insurance renewed again

10 April 2011

The UK’s approach to genetic testing and insurance appears to be functioning well, with insurers not apparently thirsting for genetic information about applicants in order to inform decision making. Of course, this relates to life insurance as opposed to health insurance, which is a key focus of the US Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA). The National Health Service in the UK means that health insurance is not an essential requirement for medical care.

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