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Massachusetts State Statute:
opens new window Massachusetts: MGL 175 108I and 120 E
Other Lines of Insurance Nondiscrimination No insurer, agent or broker authorized to issue life insurance policies, policies against disability from injury or disease or policies for long-term care may not practice unfair discrimination because of the results of a genetic test or the provision of genetic information or require an applicant to undergo a genetic test as a condition of issuance or renewal of a policy. Unfair discrimination involves discriminatory practices against persons unless such action is based on reliable information relating to the insureds mortality or morbidity and based on sound actuarial principles or actual or reasonably anticipated claim experience. These insurers may ask if an applicant has taken a genetic test.

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