Physicians, genetics and life insurance
- Genetic information and life insurance. Pokorski, Robert J. // Nature;7/6/1995, Vol. 376 Issue 6535, p13
Opinion. Focuses on the use of genetic information by insurance companies in the assessment of mortality risks. Concerns on the use of genetic information to invade privacy and discriminate against people with genetic disease; Operation of life insurance schemes on the principle of equality;...
- UK insurers allowed to use genetic tests. Dickson, David // Nature Medicine;Nov2000, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p1199
Reports that the life insurance industry is allowing genetic tests in Great Britain. Increase in probability of a claim on a life insurance policy; Reassessment of individual insurance premiums.
- U.K. insurers relax genetic test disclosure rules. Howard, Lisa S. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;3/03/97, Vol. 101 Issue 9, p42
Announces that insurers in the United Kingdom will no longer take genetic test results of a life policy into consideration if the results are linked to a mortgage below 100,000. Reasons for this decision; Reasons insurers will continue to ask applicants to disclose genetic test results;...
- U.K. Cos. Get OK To Use Specific Genetic Test. Howard, Lisa S. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;10/23/2000, Vol. 104 Issue 43, p44
Reports that life insurance companies in the United Kingdom were allowed to continue using the results of a genetic tests for Huntington's Disease when assessing applications for life insurance. Reliability of the tests; Decision of the industry to conform to government decisions about genetic...
- UK changes policy on life insurance. Adam, David // Nature;11/1/2001, Vol. 414 Issue 6859, p6
Reports on the British government's suspension of the use of genetic test results to determine premiums for life insurance. Provisions of the five-year moratorium on the use of genetic test data; Abuses of insurance companies related to the use of genetic test information in setting policy rates.
- Insurers agree moratorium on gene data. // Nature;2/20/1997, Vol. 385 Issue 6618, p663
Reports on the agreement reached by British insurance companies to not use for two years genetic information about individuals in issuing life insurance policies. The limits of the agreement; The guidelines provided by the Association of British Insurers (ABI); Public concern about genetic...
- UK insurers oppose moratorium plea on use of genetic data. Masood, Ehsan // Nature;1/1/1998, Vol. 391 Issue 6662, p3
Reports that Britain's insurance industry rejected a proposed two-year moratorium on the use of genetic information in assessing applications for life insurance. Policy of government's Human Genetics Advisory Commission (HGAC); View of Association of British Insurers (ABI); Role of House of...
- Insurers backtrack on gene test demands. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;05/12/2001, Vol. 170 Issue 2290, p14
Reports on the plan of insurance companies to demand for genetic tests results from people applying for life policies in Great Britain. Controversies associated with the plan; Ruling of the Human Genetics Commission on the plan.
- Utah considers genetic testing privacy bill. Bell, Allison // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;8/31/98, Vol. 102 Issue 35, p4
Reports on a Utah legislative committee's consideration of the genetic testing privacy bill which would permit life insurers to ask applicants to undergo genetic testing to determine eligibility for coverage. Key aspects of the bill pending at the state legislature's Health and Human Services...