Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Challenges Discriminatory Health Insurance Coverage Denial

TLDEF Challenges Discriminatory Health Insurance Coverage Denial

Colorado Transgender Woman Demands that Aetna Life Insurance Company Cover Her Medically Necessary Gender Reassignment Surgery; Aetna’s Coverage Denial Violates Colorado Law

July 28, 2015 - TLDEF has demanded that Aetna Life Insurance Company reverse its decision to deny coverage for a Colorado transgender woman's medically necessary gender reassignment surgery. The coverage denial violates Colorado law, which requires companies to cover medically necessary care for transgender policyholders on the same terms as all other policyholders. The story is featured in today's Denver Post.

Ashlyn Trider is a transgender woman. She began taking steps to live openly as female in 2012 after she was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the... more