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Sun Life covers the medical expenses for people in transition gender



28 March, 2019 09:30

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The participants to a supplementary sickness insurance scheme is associated with a group plan of Sun Life Financial in the transition of genre will be able to be reimbursed for certain expenses as early as April, announced the insurer.

“It is well known, the fact that they don’t feel belonging to the gender can have a major impact on wellbeing mental, emotional and physical of a person,” says Marie-Chantal Côté, vice-president, market development, group benefits, Sun Life Financial. The process of gender affirmation and hormone treatments help these individuals to grow in confidence and to feel their body in harmony with their gender expression. “

With the basic coverage, customers can get a refund for expenses incurred for surgical procedures not covered by the sickness insurance scheme of the province. With the extended coverage, expenses incurred for surgical procedures to adapt certain feminine traits or masculine gender of the person in transition are also reimbursed.

“In terms of health and well-being, it is important that we respond to the diverse needs of each, to promote a life that is happier and healthier for all,” adds Robert Dumas, president and chief executive officer, Sun Life Financial, Quebec. This novelty in our offer of services is aligned with our desire to promote values of diversity and inclusion, the foundation for the emancipation of living together. “

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