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Report: Employers need to ask these questions before they cover genomic tests

November 20, 2018 / Tina Reed

There's a lot of promise—but also a lot of hype—around the still-emerging science of genetic testing for consumers. Even so, there are plenty of national brands such as Levi Strauss, Instsacart and Visa that have begun offering insurance coverage for their employers for tests such as screening for hereditary risks for certain cancers and high cholesterol. But how do employers figure out what's worth covering—and what might not be worth it? The Northeast Business Group on Health this week dipped a toe into those questions Tuesday, releasing a guide exploring some of the top questions employers should be asking of health plans about their coverage amid the proliferation of new genomic offerings.