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Ban on using gender in health insurance rates weighed in Connecticut

Hartford Courant, February 11, 2009
Connecticut women under 40 would pay less for individual health insurance policies if legislators approve a ban on using gender to figure rates. But the proposal, considered by the state legislature's insurance and real estate committee, would result in higher premiums for other policyholders, an industry lobbyist warned. The committee hearing also included a bill that would stop health insurers from using gender and age in rates for small employers.