This informational, in-depth article examines the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimintation Act of 2008 (Pub. L. No. 110-233) (GINA) into law. GINA prohibits discrimination on the basis of individuals’ genetic information by group health plans, health insurers, and employers and consists of two titles: Title I, which covers genetic nondiscrimination in health insurance, and Title II, which covers genetic nondiscrimination in employment.
GINA contains a number of provisions that will be of interest to health plans and health sponsors, which is discussed in greater detail in the article.