Both state law and the federal Affordable Care Act prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against someone based on their gender identity and related medical conditions.
Your rights to coverage
If a health insurer covers medically necessary services for its enrollees, it cannot exclude or deny those services for a transgender person due to the person's gender identity.
Health insurers must cover procedures that are part of a gender transition process if they're covered for other policyholders for different reasons. Examples include:
- Hormone therapy.
- Counseling services.
- Breast augmentation and reconstruction.