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Ohio couple dismisses challenge to gay marriage ban over healthcare coverage

Friday, March 28, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A married, same-sex couple in Ohio who had trouble getting family coverage under the federal health care law has dismissed their lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases relating to employers’ religious beliefs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases next week that test the degree to which employers may use their personal religious beliefs to deny certain health coverage for employees. Neither case involves any LGBT-related health coverage; but the decisions in both may affect whether employers will be able to cite religious beliefs to deny such services as alternative insemination and gender reassignment. [ Read more → ]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield cuts family policies for gay N.C. couples

Sunday, January 26, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's largest insurer has cancelled family insurance policies sold to 20 gay and lesbian couples on a federal insurance marketplace because of restrictive contract language the company plans to remove next year. [ Read more → ]

N.M. insurance regulator orders equal coverage for married same-sex couples

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Insurance companies in New Mexico must provide same-sex married couples with the same discounts and benefits offered to opposite-sex married couples, the state insurance regulator announced Wednesday. [ Read more → ]
Jeff Chiu, APJamison Green, a transgender man who owns Jamison Green & Associates, a transgender benefit consulting firm, says part of the reason more companies don’t offer transgender benefits is that many are not aware that the insurance they’ve purchased excludes treatments for transgender employees.

More companies offering health benefits to transgender workers

Thursday, October 24, 2013
WASHINGTON -- When Koset Surakomol decided to have a sex change operation, the company she worked for told her co-workers that the man they'd labored alongside for a dozen years should be addressed as a woman going forward. [ Read more → ]

Duke University to offer health insurance coverage for transgender students

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University has announced it will begin offering student health insurance coverage for gender confirmation surgery. The university joins a handful of other institutions offering similar coverage, though the University of North Carolina System currently does not. [ Read more → ]
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Pet insurance available to federal employees, but still no coverage for same-sex partners

Friday, October 15, 2010
Federal employees insured through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program received an email on Thursday from Aetna promoting their new pet insurance plans, but DOMA still prohibits LGBT workers from covering their same-sex partners. [ Read more → ]
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