Chris Sears Quoted in Indianapolis Business Journal: "Rules mandate some firms cover transgender services"
Ice Miller partner Chris Sears was quoted in the Indianapolis Business Journal article, "Rules mandate some firms cover transgender services."
The article said:
Christopher Sears, an employee benefits and health care attorney at Indianapolis law firm Ice Miller, said he expects health-related organizations to start modifying their benefits plans to comply with the rule.
“Every benefit plan I’ve ever seen has an exclusion for services related to gender dysphoria, related to gender-reassignment surgery, related to gender identity and any kind of services,” Sears said at IBJ’s Health Care and Benefits conference in September. “So all of those provisions for many, not all, many benefit plans will have to be removed.”