Navigating Health Coverage Impacting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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In this program, ERISA and employee benefits attorney, Erika M. Medina, will review unique issues in health coverage affecting sexual orientation and gender identity. In particular, the course will discuss non-discrimination laws, federal and state laws protecting medical treatment and coverage, and unique issues such as taxability of benefits and surrogacy. The course will offer a focused lens on health benefits as it affects gender identity and sexual orientation. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review non-discrimination provisions protecting sexual orientation and gender identity in health care
  2. Identify health coverage provisions under the ACA, MHPAEA, and state insurance laws that protect access to medical care 
  3. Examine unique issues affecting sexual orientation and gender identity benefits, including tax-deductibility of benefits and surrogacy coverage in health plans

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