Could the results of my Seed test impact my insurance coverage?

No, your Seed test results cannot impact your insurance coverage nor employment. With the 2008 signing of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Americans are protected by federal law from the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment decisions. Currently, GINA does not extend to discrimination in life or long-term care insurance. However, realize that each state has their own statutes about discrimination. In California, for example, individual and group insurers are prohibited from requiring an individual to provide genetic information, from using genetic information to decide eligibility or risk status, and from disclosing such information without consent.

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