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Transgender-Inclusive Benefits: Colleges & Universities

This page is part of a set of resources for employers to implement transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage. See "Transgender-Inclusive Benefits for Employees and Dependents" for the complete set of resources.

12/21/2010

A newer area of focus on colleges and campuses is ensuring that health insurance policies provide transgender-inclusive coverage.  The following should be regarded as a minimum list; additional other institutions provide such coverage but have not reported it.

Employee Health Plans: transgender-inclusive coverage

Some colleges and universities with employee plans that provide minimum or better transgender-inclusive coverage including at least some transition-related surgeries (15 TOTAL):

  • American University
  • City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Harvard University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California Merced
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Michigan
  • Yale University


Student Health Plans: transgender-inclusive coverage

Colleges and universities with student health plans that provide minimum or better transgender-inclusive coverage including at least some transition-related surgeries.

  • California Institute of Technology (Fall 2010)
  • Cornell University (Fall 2011)
  • Emerson College (Fall 2007)
  • Emory University (Summer 2010)
  • Grinnell College (Fall 2014)
  • Harvard University (2010, 2012)
  • New York University
  • Portland State University (Fall 2008)
  • Stanford University (Fall 2010)
  • The University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo)
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • University of Connecticut (Fall 2010)
  • University of Michigan (Fall 2007 - all students; Jan 2006 Grad Student Employees)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2010)
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington (Fall 2008; updated 2011)
  • Washington University in St. Louis covers surgical services only, and not hormone therapy.
     

 

Student Health Plans: limited coverage

This is a partial list of colleges and universities with student health plans that provide much more limited access to needed health care: hormone therapy but not medically necessary surgical procedures related to sex reassignment. 

  • American University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Reed College
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Vassar College
  • Yale University