We recently conducted a survey of state insurance commissioners. The purpose of the study was to collect information to help understand the underwriting practices of life insurers with regards to genetic testing, how regulators are addressing insurer use of genetic test results, and public’s awareness of these practices and policies. A similar study was completed by Jean McEwen et al in 1992.1 The current study will thus provide a valuable comparison regarding how the use of genetic information by insurers has changed in 25 years and how regulation has adapted to address these changes. We are currently finalizing a manuscript reporting the results of this survey.

[1] McEwen, J. E., McCarty, K., & Reilly, P. R. (1992). A Survey of State Insurance Commissioners Concerning Genetic Testing and Life Insurance. American Journal of Human Genetics, 51, 785-792.