More Options For Dental, Vision Coverage For Federal Employees

In the meantime, the nation's largest public pension fund, the California Public Employees Retirement System, moves to provide equal access to health care for transgender people.

The Washington Post: Federal Employee Dental And Vision Insurance Program To Expand
More insurance companies will participate in the dental and vision insurance program for federal employees and retirees in 2014, the first expansion since the program was created in 2006, the Office of Personnel Management announced Friday. ... In the FEDVIP program, federal employees and retirees can purchase one or the other type of coverage or both, and can cover certain family members (Yoder, 6/21).

The Hill: Top Pension Fund To Cover Transgender Health Care, Advocates Say
The country's largest public pension fund has moved to provide equal access to health care for transgender people, advocates said. The California Public Employees Retirement System, or CalPERS, reportedly voted Wednesday to remove exclusionary language from the healthcare policies offered to its 1.3 million enrollees (Viebeck, 6/21).

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