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Have you struggled with getting Transgender healthcare covered by your health insurance?  Are you covered by a commercial health plan (health insurance you get from your employer or that you purchase for yourself)?

Our law firm, along with co-counsel Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at Harvard Law School, is investigating a major insurance company over claims of discrimination. The categorical exclusion of certain types of gender-affirming health care – care which helps plan participants to align their outward, physical traits with their gender identity – may violate federal and state laws.

If you have sought, or plan to seek, coverage for gender-affirming care through a commercial health insurance plan, you may be impacted by our investigation.  Those who participate in health insurance plans obtained through an employer or purchased for themselves may be affected. If you wish to learn more, please enter your information below. You can also contact attorney Aniko Schwarcz, Director of Civil Rights & Employment Case Development, via email, or by phone at 202-408-3681.

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Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Kalpana Kotagal, licensed in DC, NY, and OH (pending) only
Aniko Schwarcz, licensed in DC and MD only
1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 500E
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-3681

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
Ezra Cukor, licensed in NY only
Nikki Easterday, licensed in NY only
520 8th Avenue, Suite 2204
New York, NY 10018
(646) 862-9395

Harvard Law School
LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
Alexander Chen, licensed in NY and CA only
Anya Marino, licensed in FL, MD, and DC only
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Attorneys are not licensed to practice law in Louisiana or Arizona, and their practices are limited to the law of other jurisdictions.


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