Transgender Health Benefits Reinstated as of Jan. 1
The Group Insurance Board (GIB) last week voted to include coverage of transgender surgery for state employees starting Jan 1, 2019. In July, six UW System chancellors, including UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, sent a letter to the board asking that the coverage be reinstated. The decision by the GIB removed the exclusion for transgender services. Like other health services, these benefits will now be determined by medical necessity. UW–Madison employees with questions about specific coverage should contact their health plan.