Human Genetics Society of Australasia Position Statement: Genetic Testing and Personal Insurance Products in Australia
Ainsley J Newson, Sam Ayres, Jackie Boyle, Michael T Gabbett, Amy Nisselle
TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018
The expansion of genetic and genomic testing in clinical practice and research and the growing market for at home personal genome testing has led to increased awareness about the impact of this form of testing on insurance. Genetic or genomic information can be requested by providers of mutually rated insurance products, who may then use it when setting premiums or determining eligibility for cover under a particular product. Australian insurers are subject to relevant legislation and an industry standard that was updated in late 2016. In 2018, the Human Genetics Society of Australasia updated its position statement on genetic testing and life insurance to account for these changes and to in..View full abstract
The open access publication of this Position Statement has been supported by the University of Sydney, through a Sydney Medical School Accelerator Fellowship awarded to Ainsley Newson.