There Has To Be A Better Way Than This: How Could Computable Contracts Improve People’s Health Insurance Contracting?

In Winter 2022, the Stanford Legal Design Lab (LDL) worked with CodeX to teach the class “Human-Centered Computable Contracts”. LDL has been working on improving contracts, terms of service, and other legal text that people must grapple with to protect themselves. CodeX’s Insurance Initiative is pioneering new ways to make contracts machine-readable, create a standard language for contracts, and pilot new ways to improve contracts in insurance use cases.
Our goal with the course — and ongoing design work with computable contracts — is to make sure that as this new technology develops, it’s done with real people’s concerns, frustrations, capacity, and dignity at the center. Here are the findings from this course.

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