Section 10123.3

(a)

No self-insured employee welfare benefit plan shall refuse to enroll any person or accept any person as a subscriber or renew any person as a subscriber after appropriate application on the basis of a persons genetic characteristics that may, under some circumstances, be associated with disability in that person or that persons offspring. No plan shall require a higher rate or charge, or offer or provide different terms, conditions, or benefits, on the basis of a persons genetic characteristics that may, under some circumstances, be associated with disability in that person or that persons offspring than is at the time required of any other individual in an otherwise identical classification, nor shall any plan make or require any rebate, discrimination, or discount upon the amount to be paid or the service to be rendered under the plan because the person carries those traits.

(b)

No self-insured employee welfare benefit plan shall seek information about a persons genetic characteristics for any nontherapeutic purpose.

(c)

No discrimination shall be made in the fees or commissions of a solicitor or solicitor firm for an enrollment or a subscription or the renewal of an enrollment or subscription of any person on the basis of a persons genetic characteristics that may, under some circumstances, be associated with disability in that person or that persons offspring.

(d)

Genetic characteristics as used in this section means either of the following:

(1)

Any scientifically or medically identifiable gene or chromosome, or combination or alteration thereof, that is known to be a cause of a disease or disorder in a person or his or her offspring, or that is determined to be associated with a statistically increased risk of development of a disease or disorder, and that is presently not associated with any symptoms of any disease or disorder.

(2)

Inherited characteristics that may derive from the individual or family member, that are known to be a cause of a disease or disorder in a person or his or her offspring, or that are determined to be associated with a statistically increased risk of development of a disease or disorder, and that are presently not associated with any symptoms of any disease or disorder.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_ins_code_section_10123.3.

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