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Nondiscrimination for Transgender Individuals

Nondiscrimination for Transgender Individuals

This July 2014 bulletin from the Illinois Department of Insurance advises private insurers that many insurance plans sold in Illinois may not discriminate against transgender people and must provide them coverage for the same medical treatment available for non-transgender policy holders. The bulletin applies only to plans required to provide essential health benefits, which excludes some large employer plans issued in the state.