First the facts. The bill HR 1313, if passed, allow employers to offer health insurance premium rebates -- up to 50 percent) to employees who sing up for their company's "wellness programs" that could include taking a "health risk assessment." In short, you'd be allowing your employer to administer a genetics test on you.
A house committee approved the bill with "all 22 Republicans supporting it and all 17 Democrats opposed," according to Business Insider.
Employees won't be forced to submit to a genetics test yet, but the bill notes that according to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, employers could reduce annual health insurance premiums by up to 50 percent if you did partake in the genetics testing.
But once you do enroll, HR 1313 states that businesses are allowed to collect "information about the manifested disease or disorder of a family member" of participating employees.