The University of Pennsylvania announced this week that its employee health plans would include an option that would cover sexual reassignment surgery for transgender employees. Covering such surgery is rare for higher education employers (and for many employers outside academe). The change was sought by student and employee groups at Penn.
- Partner benefits in higher ed evolve as more states recognize gay marriage
- Colleges adopt new policies to accommodate transgender students
- Review of Genny Beemyn and Susan Rankin, "The Lives of Transgender People"
- Penn State backs down on health insurance requirements that set off faculty revolt
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