Many people aren’t aware that if you have genetic testing to check your risk of developing cancer or other diseases, the results might be used by life insurance companies to deny you cover. And for some diseases, Jewish people have a higher risk than the rest of the Australian population.
We don’t think people should be worse off if they take steps to protect their health. This is why we want the Australian Government to ban life insurers from using genetic test results.
The Government is consulting on options to address genetic discrimination in life insurance. This is your chance to ask government to legislate a total ban on insurers using genetic results (without limits, caps or exclusions).
You can learn more and write directly to government quickly and easily here: https://discrimination.good.do/total_ban_genetic_discrimination/
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Consultation ends 31/01/2024.