One Colorado Releases 2015 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide

trans buyers guide thumbnailIt’s important to know that from now until February 15th, 2015, Coloradans can shop for health insurance on our state’s own marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado.

Still, if you’re a transgender Coloradan, finding coverage that meets all your health care needs can be complicated. That’s why today, One Colorado is releasing our Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide — so that transgender people across our state can see which insurance companies have removed language from their 2015 policies that discriminates against the transgender community.

We’ve developed this helpful guide for transgender Coloradans so that their shopping experience for health coverage is less confusing and burdensome. The insurance companies with smiles next to them in the guide have removed language that discriminates against transgender people; the companies without one have not.

This buyer’s guide is meant to be a useful step in making sure transgender Coloradans can access the care they need, but we can’t promise that everything will be covered by your insurance plan. If you are denied care, you may still have to appeal that decision with any insurance company on this list — but the One Colorado team can assist you there, too! If you think you’ve been denied coverage because you’re transgender, contact our Health Policy Manager, Leo Kattari, by emailing leok@one-colorado.org.

Click here for the 2015 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide.