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Mass. General Laws c.175 § 108N

Disability insurance policies; discrimination based upon race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status prohibited

This is an unofficial version of a Massachusetts General Law. For more information on this topic, please see law about gender identity or expression.

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Added by St.2018, c. 441, § 1, effective January 1, 2020.

Section 108N

An insurer or producer authorized to issue policies against disability from injury or disease in the commonwealth shall not make a distinction or otherwise discriminate between persons, reject an applicant, cancel a policy or demand or require a higher rate of premium for a group or individual disability contract issued or delivered in the commonwealth to 1 or more residents of the commonwealth for reasons based solely upon an applicant’s or insured’s race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status.

A violation of this section shall constitute an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of chapter 176D.

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