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Kansas State Statute:
opens new window Kansas: KS 40-2209
40-2209p
40-2257
and 40-2259
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination
The statutes restrict the use of genetic tests, information about whether an individual or family member has obtained a genetic test, and test results by a health insurance company, health maintenance organization, nonprofit medical and hospital, dental, optometric or pharmacy corporation, or a group subject to K.S.A. 12-2616 et seq. offering group policies and certificates of coverage or individual policies providing hospital, medical or surgical expense benefits. These entities may not require any individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment, higher premiums or contributions or than a similarly situated individual based on a genetic test or adjust premium or contribution amounts based on a genetic test. An accident or sickness insurer may not deny coverage based on a health status-related factors, including genetic information, and group policies providing hospital, medical or surgical expense benefits may not impose pre-existing condition exclusions based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis. The use of such information by an insurer writing life insurance, disability income insurance or long-term care insurance coverage also is restricted unless it is for the purpose of writing life insurance coverage. Life, disability income or long-term care insurers also may not provide for rates or any other aspect of coverage that is not reasonably related to the risk involved.

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