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Bradford v. Group Insurance Commission



Update November 14, 2014 – Victory! This matter has been settled and Bradford will now be able to receive coverage for gender reassignment surgery.

GLAD has filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on behalf of a state employee who has been denied coverage for gender transition-related health care.

Kathy Bradford, who, as a state employee, receives health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission, has been denied coverage for gender reassignment surgery despite statements from her doctors that the surgery is medically necessary treatment for her gender dysphoria.

The complaint alleges discrimination in denial of medically-necessary treatment and differential employment benefits, on the basis of sex and gender identity.