ECJ deliberates use of gender in risk assessment

European Court of Justice

Advocate General Juliane Kokott said that use of risk factors based on sex in connection to insurance premiums was incompatible with the equal treatment of men and women under European Union (EU) law.

Although her opinion is not binding on the ECJ, the Conservative party has warned that it is seldom ignored. The court is expected to give its final judgement next year.

The CEA, the European insurance and reinsurance federation, has warned that the move would have far-reaching implications for the

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