Starting January 1, 2022, the Washington state Gender-Affirming Treatment Act imposes several requirements on coverage for health plans for gender-affirming treatment related to gender expression or identity. Here’s how this law will impact Premera members
The Washington state Gender-Affirming Treatment Act does the following:
This legislation applies to all Washington fully insured, individual, exchange and state plans effective January 1, 2022. Premera has added the extended coverage under this new legislation to our existing medical policy, which is effective January 1.
Self-funded groups are not required to implement these changes but may opt into the mandate if they wish. You can check if your patient is covered under this new mandate by signing in and using our eligibility and benefits tool.
Here are additional details about our benefits and medical policies related to transgender health:
Medical Policy - 7.01.557
LGBTQ Care Essentials
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