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Mr Fitzgibbon also points out this type of testing can’t lead to increased premiums or refusing cover, as it’s against the law in Australia. It could be used to influence the cost of other types of insurance cover.

NIB chief executive Mark Fitzgibbon said offering customers cut-price DNA tests meant they’ll be more likely to increase their “health behaviour”.

Helping policy holders stay fit makes sense “for obvious commercial reasons”, he told ABC TV.

The results of genetic testing could even save lives.



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