MassMutual is rolling out free genetic testing for members, a dicey area for life insurers

STAT News |
April 2024

MassMutual announced Tuesday that it’s offering many of its 4.2 million policyholders free genetic risk assessments for eight common diseases, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and breast cancer.

“I think what’s remarkable about this story is that in some ways it’s taken so long,’’ said Robert Green, a medical geneticist and professor at Harvard Medical School. “If you’re a life insurance company, anything you can do that helps people live longer is an advantage.’’