Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Another Company Jumps On The Bandwagon.

Another company has added trans health care for their employees and if you are from a manufacturing background you will recognize the name…
SAP Announces New Benefits for Transgender Employees
By Michal Lev-Ram
November 1, 2016

It’s a welcome perk for those who need it.

A very small percentage of SAP employees are about to get some big, new perks. Starting in 2017, the enterprise software giant will offer its North America-based workers extended “transgender benefits.”

What exactly does that mean? Well, SAP already offered several basic medical benefits to transgender employees, including mental health counseling for those in transition and coverage for sex reassignment surgery.

Now, the company is adding more benefits, extending its medical coverage plan to include facial reconstructive surgery and something called “puberty suppression”—medication that staves off the effects of puberty, sometimes given to minors who can’t yet undergo sex reassignment. To that end, all extended benefits will now cover not just employees but also their dependents.
This is big! Because they are covering medical procedures that are not normally considered “medically necessary” and are more cosmetic. Also the puberty suppressors are very expensive but they are considered to be medically necessary.

We used MAPICS where I worked and when we were bought out the parent company said they were going to convert us over to SAP and when they didn’t do it, it was our first clue that they were shutting us down.

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