Workers are currently protected from having to take genetic tests for employers. However, a bill under consideration in the US House—HR1313—would allow corporate wellness plans to ask workers for a test, and penalize them through markedly higher health insurance premiums if they refuse. The bill also provides no protections against how or to whom the information is distributed.
- Dr. Derek Scholes, Director of Science Policy, American Society of Human Genetics
- Dr. Arthur Caplan, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University
- Dr. Jon Robison, co-founder, Salveo Partners employee well being consulting firm