May 1, 2013 | by Staff reports
Vermont insurance requirement covers trans needs
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RUTLAND, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s Division of Insurance issued a bulletin this week that will require insurance companies to cover “medically necessary services” for transgender Vermont residents including gender reassignment surgery, the Rutland Herald, a newspaper in the region, reported Monday.

“The DFR is committed to ensuring that Vermonters do not face discrimination in accessing medically necessary health care benefits, including those based on gender identity and gender dysphoria,” the bulletin said. “This is both a simple question of fairness and a matter addressed by existing insurance law and DFR regulation.”

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