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Minnesota State Statute:
opens new window Minnesota: MS 62A.31
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Research
An issuer of a Medicare supplement policies or certificates may not deny or condition the issuance or effectiveness of insurance, including pre-existing condition exclusions, on the basis of genetic information. These entities also may not discriminate with respect to pricing on the basis of genetic information; request or require an individual or family member to undergo a genetic test; or use the manifestation of disease in an individual as genetic information about another group member and to further increase premiums for the group. Insurers may request a genetic test from an individual or family member only if the request is pursuant to research that applies to the Common Rule and other criteria are met.

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