A couple days ago my college sent out an email to the student body about our health insurance policy, which every student is automatically signed up for unless they opt out and choose another insurance provider, and they just expanded it to include coverage for gender reassignment! I was so excited and happy I almost cried. I still want to check in with the school and find out what it specifically covers - is it just fees for hormones and surgical procedures, or are the therapy sessions folks usually need to get approved for those procedures also covered? - but it's something I didn't expect my school would cover while I was there and I am full of good feelings and energy about what that will mean for me and my friends.
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It's definitely a good idea to check in about the details; some insurance companies have specific people whose job it is to explain benefits more clearly than official paperwork sometimes does. I found that to be really helpful when my insurance plan changed its trans* coverage policy last year and I was able to access surgery I assumed I'd never be able to have without paying for it out-of-pocket. It was still kind of a mess of red tape, but having someone from the insurance company explain it to me was really helpful. =)
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