Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Some of us are more likely to contract certain illnesses due to our genes. But, would we want our employer to know about those predisposed illnesses? Well, a bill proposed in Congress would allow your employer to ask that question. HR 1313 passed a vote in committee and is now before the whole House. It

The health of workers will affect the amount an employer must pay for health insurance. The more ill a workforce is, the more the employer (and the employees) must pay for insurance premiums. That cost saving could lead to employers hiring only healthy workers. Or, it could cause employers to ask employees to take routine

 The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) takes effect  Nov. 21.   GINA prohibits discrimination based on genetic information.  Among its provisions, it will prohibit insurance companies and employers from requesting family medical history from employees except for a few circcumstances.  It will prohibit insurance companies from using family history information to set premiums or