Can an employer force you to give blood for insurance purposes?

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Can an employer force you to give blood for insurance purposes?

The insurance company wants to come in and take blood from all employees to find out how healthy we are.

Asked on April 7, 2019 under Insurance Law, Iowa

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you want the insurance then you have to comply with the insurance company's request; they have a right to it in order to satisfy its underwriting requirements. If you don't want the insurance, then you need not give a blood sample.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The insurer has the right to require blood samples. You have the right to refuse to give blood if you are not taking the insurance coverage, but if you want coverage, you have to comply with the insurer's examination, etc. requirements.


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