No. Anyone who takes a genetic test is protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, also known as GINA. This federal law prevents discrimination against anyone based on their genetic information.
This means that it is against the law for a health insurer to
- Request that you have a genetic test
- Deny you health insurance based on a genetic test result
- Deny you health insurance based on your family health history
- Change the cost of your health insurance based on a genetic test result or your family health history
To learn more about GINA, and how it protects you, visit ginahelp.org.