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Use of genetic testing results in life insurance underwriting

Life insurers help millions of Australians to live in a healthy, confident and secure way. Our members want to support their customers to proactively manage their health and reduce potential health risks.

We recognise that genetic testing plays an important role in empowering people to do this in a preventative and personalised way. This is why we support a ban on life insurers using genetic tests in underwriting, with some limited Government approved exclusions to guarantee fairness for all insured Australians.