New health benefits for city employees who identify as transgender

Updated: 05/19/2014 10:09 AM
Created: 05/17/2014 10:44 PM WHEC.com

A big announcement was made on Saturday that will benefit city employees who identify as transgender.

Mayor Lovely Warren announced that the city of Rochester is adding healthcare benefits for transgender employees and their family members who are enrolled in the city’s enhanced medical plan. 

The new coverage will pay for services related to gender re-assignment surgery, such as medical and psychological counseling, hormone therapy, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

The benefits will go into effect January of next year.

News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.


36° | 18°
  • Feels like: -1° F
  • Wind: NNW 23mph
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Thu Snow showers at times
    18° | 9°
  • Fri More sun than clouds
    24° | 1°
  • Sat Afternoon snow showers
    32° | 14°
  • Sun More clouds than sun
    32° | 18°