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Indiana State Statute:
opens new window Indiana: IC 27-4-1-4 and 27-8-26-1 et seq.
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Every accident and sickness policy, contract through which an HMO furnishes health care, government self-insured health care plan, and employee welfare benefit plan may not (1) require a genetic screening or testing; (2) consider screening or testing information in a manner adverse to member, applicant or their family members; (3) inquire about genetic screening or test results, use or base a decision on such information to cancel, refuse to issue, renew or enter into a contract, limit benefits, or charge higher premiums under health care services coverage; or (4) make an adverse decision about applicants or their family based genetic testing or screening results in medical records or other reports. An insurer may consider voluntarily submitted genetic test results if they are favorable. A violation of the law is an unfair method of competition deceptive act and practice in the business of insurance.

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