Negotiating for Inclusive Health Insurance Coverage

Note: The law has shifted since the publication of this guide and we are working on an updated version. We are keeping it accessible in the meantime because the advocacy tools may be useful to people working to expand transition-related treatment in any state.

Did you know that transgender employees are regularly denied routine treatment, or coverage of treatment, by doctors and insurance carriers?

While the behavior of medical professionals may be out of your control, you can change the way your insurance carrier treats your transgender employees. The next time your health benefits contract is up for renewal, you can go to the negotiation table armed and ready to protect all of your employees. This guide gives you the information you need to clear each hurdle on your way to achieving equitable health benefits.

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