When Employer-Provided Health Insurance Discriminates

MSBA Bar Bulletin article "When Employer-Provided Health Insurance Discriminates"

Reprinted with permission from the Maryland State Bar Association Bar Bulletin, February 2016.

More than half of all Americans receive health insurance coverage through their employers. Yet for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) employees, this employment benefit is a source of discrimination. Unfortunately, discriminatory coverage terms are all too common in employer-provided health insurance policies. The two most common discriminatory terms concern access to fertility coverage and gender-confirming health care.

Jessie Weber discusses these issues in the February 2016 Bar Bulletin, the Maryland State Bar Association newsletter.

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