Insuring genetic protection
- `Genetic Insurance' product proposed. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;4/1/96, Vol. 100 Issue 14, p32
Focuses on the proposal from Alexander Tabarrok, an assistant professor of economics, on the creation of a mandatory genetic insurance policy which would insure against the possibility of a positive test result for various diseases with genetic causes. Rules for the purchase of genetic...
- Lawmaker: Restrict health insurers' access to genetic tests. Reed, Vita // Las Vegas Business Press;07/29/96, Vol. 13 Issue 44, p3
Reports on the plan of Nevada state legislator, Pete Ernaut to introduce a bill banning health insurance companies from denying coverage because of genetic testing results. Regulation on the access of insurance companies to genetic testing data.
- Genome Testing 'Go'. WECHSLER, JILL // Pharmaceutical Executive;Jun2008, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p18
The article reports on the use of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) in the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. The new bill will prevent the health insurers from refusing coverage and high charges for genetic testing. It will also urge for the development of the gene-based...
- Genetics underwriting moratorium extended until 2017. // Corporate Adviser;May2011, p10
The article reports on the extension of the Concordat and Moratorium on Genetics which bans the use of genetic tests in the underwriting of healthcare insurance contracts in Great Britain.
- Sharing genetic data is a question of fairness. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;5/26/1997, Vol. 101 Issue 21, p18
Editorial. Discusses efforts to ban the use of genetic test results by insurers, in light of the relationship between insurance and politics. How the insurance industry is viewed; Details on the principle of insurance.
- Genetic testing takes center stage. Gettlin, Robert H. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Aug97, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p12
Discusses the debate over health insurers' use of genetic information in underwriting and rate setting in the United States. Proposed bill that would ban genetic testing for insurance purposes; Life and disability insurers' regard for genetic testing.
- Public Perceptions of Ethical Issues Regarding Adult Predictive Genetic Testing. Martin, Douglas K.; Greenwood, Heather L.; Nisker, Jeff // Health Care Analysis;Jun2010, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p103
The purpose of this study was to explore the views of members of the general public regarding ethical issues in adult predictive genetic testing. The literature pertaining to ethical issues regarding to adult predictive genetic testing is largely restricted to the views of â€˜expertsâ€™...
- Genetics revolution hampered by insurance fears. Berger, Abi // New Scientist;7/22/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1987, p8
Reports on the fear among people in Great Britain regarding genetic testing, on grounds that it would be obligatory to disclose results when applying for a life or health insurance. A genetics revolution may arise out of the fears of the people; Implications of people's choice about not wanting...
- Keeping Secret Codes. BOERNER, HEATHER // Registered Nurse: Journal of Patient Advocacy;Jan2009, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p13
The article discusses the U.S. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and its impact on patient medical care. Before GINA was enacted, patients did not have a law to protect them from discrimination for results of genetic testing. Patients were at risk of losing their jobs or health...