As part of their experiential learning, students in Insurance Law at the University of Iowa College of Law completed group white papers addressing a policy question at the intersection of genetics and insurance. These projects were developed as part of a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) examining life, long-term care, and disability insurer use of genetic information. For the projects, student groups often paired with genetic counselors from across the country to assist with questions about genetic testing and the implications of laws on the genetics community.
- These white papers are not meant to provide legal advice nor be a comprehensive assessment of the state laws regulating insurer use of genetic information. The white papers are intended to provide policy research and to illustrate students’ recommendations developed as part of a semester-long class project. Therefore, the white papers do not replace detailed fact and situation specific research.
- Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R00HG008819. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.