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Missouri State Statute:
opens new window Missouri: MRS §§376.450
and 379.940
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination A health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage may not establish rules for eligibility or continued eligibility of any individual to enroll under the terms of the group health plan based on health status-related factors, including genetic information, or impose a pre-existing condition exclusion based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis. A small employer carrier may apply reasonable criteria in determining whether to accept a small employer into a class of business, provided that the criteria are not based on a health status-related factor, including genetic information.

Last Reviewed: June 10, 2014