This year, DuPont Canada, CIBC and Molson Coors are among the Canadian companies that have rolled out gender affirmation benefits for their staff. For Pride Month in June, Canadian insurer Beneva expanded its group insurance to offer coverage for gender-affirming surgery.
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“Diversity, equity and inclusion have become a significant consideration for many employers, including when building and enhancing benefit plans,” a spokesperson for Medavie Blue Cross told Insurance Business.
Medavie Blue Cross launched its gender affirmation benefit last year to enhance its insurance offerings as part of efforts to support a diverse Canadian workforce. Qualifying members of groups that offer the benefit have access to coverage of a wide range of procedures, including facial…