Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Vermont Becomes the Fourth State to Ban Insurance Discrimination

Vermont just became the for state where the insurance commissioner issued an order banning discrimination in insurance...
Vermont Orders Insurance Companies to End Transgender Exclusions
Transgender Law Center
April 24, 2013
Transgender Law Center congratulates the state of Vermont today, as it becomes the fourth state to order insurance companies to end their practice of excluding medically necessary care for transgender people. Vermont’s Division of Insurance, under the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), issued a bulletin effective April 22, that directs insurance companies to end the practice immediately, and explicitly states that all insurance plans submitted for Vermont’s Health Benefit Exchange are also disallowed from using these discriminatory exclusions.
You can read the complete press release and download the letter here.

The states that have ban discrimination in insurance are Colorado, Oregon and California and also the District of Columbia.