33-18-206. Unfair discrimination prohibited -- life insurance, annuities, and disability insurance. (1) No person shall make or permit any unfair discrimination between individuals of the same class and equal expectation of life in the rates charged for any contract of life insurance or of life annuity or in the dividends or other benefits payable thereon or in any other of the terms and conditions of such contract.
(2) No person shall make or permit any unfair discrimination between individuals of the same class and of essentially the same hazard in the amount of premium, policy fees, or rates charged for any policy or contract of disability insurance or in the benefits payable thereunder or in any of the terms or conditions of such contract or in any other manner whatever.
(3) An insurer may not refuse to consider an application for life or disability insurance on the basis of a genetic condition, developmental delay, or developmental disability.
(4) The rejection of an application or the determining of rates, terms, or conditions of a life or disability insurance contract on the basis of genetic condition, developmental delay, or developmental disability constitutes unfair discrimination unless the applicant's medical condition and history and either claims experience or actuarial projections establish that substantial differences in claims are likely to result from the genetic condition, developmental delay, or developmental disability.
(5) As used in this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Developmental delay" means a delay of at least 1 1/2 standard deviations from the norm.
(b) "Developmental disability" means the singular of developmental disabilities as defined in 53-20-202.
(c) "Genetic condition" means a specific chromosomal or single-gene genetic condition.
History: En. Sec. 211, Ch. 286, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 40-3509; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 318, L. 1991.