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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, February 7, 2014

Four Long-Term Care Companies Accused of Sex Discrimination


The National Women’s Law Center has filed sex discrimination complaints against four long-term care companies for their practice of “gender-rating” long-term care insurance policies.

Gender-rating means charging women more than men for the same coverage for the sole reason that they are women.  The NWLC claims this violates the sex discrimination prohibition of Section 1557.  The insurance companies are Genworth, John Hancock, Mutual of Omaha, and Transamerica.

See NWLC Section 1557 Complaints: Sex Discrimination Complaints Against Four Long-Term Care Companies, National Women’s Law Center, Jan. 16, 2014.

Special thanks to Naomi Cahn (John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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