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Wisconsin State Statute:
opens new window Wisconsin: WSA 942.07
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination
An insurer offering group health insurance coverage may not use genetic information as the basis for a pre-existing condition exclusion in the absence of a diagnosis or establish rules for eligibility or continued eligibility based on health status-related factors, including genetic information. An insurer with respect to a self-insured health plan, or a county, city, village or school board that provides health care services for individuals on a self-insured basis, may not (1) require or request any individual or a member of the individual's family obtain a genetic test or reveal whether a test was taken or the results or (2) condition coverage or health care benefits on or use in the determination of rates whether an individual or his/her family member has taken a genetic test or what the results of the test were. Life insurance or income continuance insurers are not subject to the above provisions but may not provide rates or aspects of coverage that are contrary to the risk involved.

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