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State Employee Health Plan Now Covers Transgender Services

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Governor Gina Raimondo has announced that the state employee health plan will now cover gender transition services.

Governor Gina Raimondo has announced that the state employee health plan will now cover gender transition services. 

That’s good news for the transgender community, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Rhode Island’s signing into law protections for gender expression. Rhode Island was the second state in the nation to offer such protections.

Since January, commercial and public health insurance plans in Rhode Island have been covering transgender health services, including gender reassignment surgery.

Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks with Rep. Edith Ajello, LGBT Activist Gwendolyn Howard and Thundermist Trans* Health Program Manager Jaye Watts before the announcement.
Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks with Rep. Edith Ajello, LGBT Activist Gwendolyn Howard and Thundermist Trans* Health Program Manager Jaye Watts before the announcement.