Gov. Charlie Baker signs bill banning disability insurers from charging women more than men

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Thursday banning insurers from charging women more than men for disability insurance policies.

“I am pleased to sign this bill ensuring everyone in the Commonwealth has fair and equal access to disability insurance,” Baker said in a statement. “Discrimination of any kind has no place in Massachusetts, and I thank the Legislature for passing this legislation and working with our Administration to continue to support women across the state.”

The new law will prohibit insurers that offer disability insurance from charging higher premiums or otherwise setting terms and conditions of coverage based solely on gender, race, religion, national origin, or other personal characteristics.

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