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Chatham County, Ga., debates extending insurance benefits to same-sex partners

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Officials in Chatham County, Ga., are debating whether they can offer insurance benefits to same-sex partners. [...]

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St. Louis Archdiocese opposes hospital group’s benefits for same-sex spouses

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Echoing concerns voiced last week by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also criticizing a Catholic-based hospital group’s plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. [...]

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Starkville, Miss., aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor's veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. [...]

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Health insurance ad campaign targeting same-sex couples debuts in Illinois

Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Illinois health insurance marketplace has developed a new ad campaign aimed at encouraging members of the LGBT community to get insured under the Affordable Care Act. [...]

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Mississippi town rescinds health coverage for unmarried domestic partners

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Starkville, Miss., aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night to rescind the insurance plan that had been in effect since last fall. [...]

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Florida-based supermarket chain to offer benefits to married, same-sex couples

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Publix is expanding spouse coverage for its health, dental and vision benefit plans to associates who are married in any state where same-sex marriages are legal, regardless of the associates’ state of residence. [...]

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

Friday, December 26, 2014
The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy. [...]

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Missouri public schools insurer to offer coverage to same-sex spouses, families

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
EducationPlus' Cooperating School District Insurance Trust currently provides insurance benefits to 16,000 school employees, retirees, spouses and dependents in 26 area school districts. [...]

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New York regulators tell insurers to cover transgender treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Officials say commercial insurers may not deny needed treatment for gender dysphoria when someone's gender at birth is contrary to his or her identity. [...]

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Wisconsin insurers open enrollment for married same-sex couples

Sunday, October 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans. The special enrollment periods are needed because gays and lesbians who got married in Wisconsin last summer were unable to add spouses to their coverage amid the uncertainty ... [...]

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