Strategies for supporting transgender employees in the workplace

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Soltan Bryce, head of growth at Plume, discusses the specific needs of transgender employees and how employers can utilize benefits to create a more inclusive and supportive work environment.

Experts say the transgender community is still largly underserved by healthcare benefits, because the benefits are not structured to be inclusive. Many of the lifesaving treatments transgender people need are considered cosmetic or elective and therefore not covered by insurance.

Only 29% of U.S. employers offer transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, an organization that offers education for the employee benefits community.

In Employee Benefit News’ latest podcast we connect with Soltan Bryce, head of growth at Plume — a healthcare provider for the trans community — who offers his perspective on employee benefits for the trans community and how employers can provide more support.