Letters Genetics and insurance

Effect on premiums is small

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39247.696238.3A (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1288
  1. R Guy Thomas, honorary lecturer
  1. Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NF

    Neither Holm nor Ashcroft addresses the quantitative question: how much difference would genetic information make to insurance prices?1 2 Would banning insurers from access to genetic tests raise prices by 0.01% …

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