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Plans will be on the hook if they mistakenly deny transgender patients
Modern Healthcare

Insurers will not be protected if they mistakenly deny a claim for a transgender patient while the healthcare industry as a whole adjusts to a new federal rule banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.Health plans, however, did win a delay in implementing provisions of the rule that would require changes to benefit packages.Insurance companies that offer Medicaid or Medicare, as well as those that offer plans on state and federal marketplaces must comply with the requirements in the rule, which carries out anti-bias provisions of the Affordable Care Act.