Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell Announces Action to Protect LGBTQ New Yorkers Against Bias in Healthcare

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sun, 06/28/2020 - 22:35

Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell today announced an action by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to protect LGBTQ New Yorkers from discrimination in healthcare as the federal government continues to remove or erode these protections. DFS issued guidance to insurers outlining their responsibilities under a recent New York State regulation related to non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or transgender status, and preventive care and screenings.  

In addition, DFS issued an updated guide to help transgender New Yorkers understand their health insurance rights for gender-affirming care.