Accessing insurance with a genetic condition
- 30 August, 2017
- EDS UK news
Accessing appropriate insurance can be a significant problem for many patients and families affected by genetic conditions. Genetic Alliance UK regularly receives telephone calls and emails from people affected by genetic conditions who are finding it difficult or impossible to access appropriate or affordable insurance cover. Many patients are not aware what insurance companies are allowed, or not allowed, to ask them, or what they need to tell them when applying for insurance.
Genetic Alliance UK is working with the UK Forum for Genetics and Insurance to gather a better understanding of patients’ experiences, concerns and challenges when applying for insurance. They are looking for people whose family members’ genetic condition, or predisposition for a genetic condition, has shaped their experience of applying for any type of insurance to take part in a survey.