U.S. government orders companies insuring federal employees to include transition-related coverage for transgender individuals
- The Office of Personnel Management issued the carrier letter ahead of the fall decision timeline it had initially outlined.
- The office lifted the ban on transition-services coverage a year ago, but mandatory coverage was not yet required.
- The expanded coverage will go in effect at the beginning of 2016.
“With today’s announcement, transgender federal employees can now access health care that is so fundamental to their well-being and, in the long-term, will make transgender employees happier and more productive workers.”
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