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SECTION 2613
Eligibility for life and disability insurance for persons with a history of any type of cancer
Insurance (ISC) CHAPTER 28, ARTICLE 26
§ 2613. Eligibility for life and disability insurance for persons with
a history of any type of cancer. (a) Unless its action is based upon
sound actuarial principles or is related to actual or reasonably
anticipated experience, no insurer shall refuse to issue any policy of
life or non-cancelable disability insurance, or cancel or decline to
renew such policy because an individual has had any type of cancer,
provided that the initial diagnosis of such disease has occurred at
least three years prior to the date of application and that a physician
has certified that the disease has not reoccurred in the applicant or
the individual proposed for such insurance.

(b) In the case of an adverse underwriting decision, the insurer shall
notify the applicant or proposed insured of its specific reason or
reasons for such decision.