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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 108N: Disability insurance policies; discrimination based upon race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status prohibited

[Text of section added by 2018, 441, Sec. 1 effective January 1, 2020. See 2018, 441, Sec. 2.]

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.