NU Online News Service, March 12, 2004, 2:03 p.m. EST, Washington – Congress might block life insurers from considering lawful past travel in underwriting decisions.[@@]
A new House bill, H.R. 3927, would bar life insurers from using information about previous travel experiences as a factor in pricing a life insurance policy, determining an individual’s eligibility or setting cancellation terms or conditions.
H.R. 3927, also known as the Life Insurance Anti-Discrimination in Travel Act, was introduced by Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.
Emanuel says he introduced the bill in response to reports that individuals who have traveled in the past to Israel and 26 other countries on the State Department’s current “Travel Warnings” list have been denied access to life insurance.