Tuesday, January 18, 2011
New Law Bans Insurers From Using Gender To Set Rates
A new state law (AB 119) that took effect Jan. 1 prohibits health insurers from setting rates for individual policies based on gender. Beth McGovern, legislative director for the California Commission on the Status of Women, said the law could affect up to one million women in the state. The California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting contributed to this report. CHCF publishes California Healthline.