- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A transgender researcher has filed a complaint against the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin and an insurance company for denying her coverage of gender confirmation surgery.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/2aeMS47 ) reports that the American Civil Liberties Union filed the complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Shannon Andrews, a cancer researcher at the medical school.

The complaint names the school and the Group Insurance Board, which oversees state workers’ health benefits for through the state Department of Employee Trust Funds. The board approved ending its exclusion of services and benefits related to sex transformation or gender reassignment on July 12, effective January 2017.

ACLU says the policy change “comes too late” for Andrews, but didn’t say why. Andrews couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.


Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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