GINA

 

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act protects all Americans by prohibiting insurers in both the group and individual health insurance market from

  • "requesting or requiring" genetic testing of an individual or his family, or
  • using genetic information to determine eligibility or establish premiums;

and by prohibiting employers, including employment agencies and labor organizations, from

  • "requesting or requiring" genetic testing of an individual or his family, or
  • using genetic information to make hiring or promotional decisions, or when determining eligibility for training programs.
 
 

Legislation

 

5/21/2008

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Text of the Law
 
 
 

Resources

 

12/7/2009

Wellness programs in the Affordable Care Act

FAQ on provisions regarding wellness programs, prepared by the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association. (Originally included in the Senate bill, these provisions are included in the health reform law.)

pdf File FAQ on Senate HIPAA Provisions for Wellness Programs 12-03-09.pdf [download]
 
 
 

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