The Fight for Coverage: Appealing Denials of Transition-Related Care

August 04, 2018
Start Time
11:30 AM
End Time
12:30 PM

Denying coverage for transgender people’s medically necessary care is discriminatory and illegal, but insurance companies get away with it all the time. We need to fight back! Come hear about the variety of laws that protect your rights to medically necessary services and how to work with your insurance company/employer to get covered for transition-related care. Participants will leave with an understanding of the insurance appeals process and the enthusiasm to fight wrongful insurance denials in order to access the care needed to thrive.

Room: 115A

  • Noah Lewis, Transcend Legal
  • Krisztina Szabo, Whitman-Walker Health
  • Ezra Young, Law Office of Ezra Young
  • Luc Athayde-Rizzaro, National Center for Transgender Equality


This is a general track presentation by Noah Lewis at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, which is free and open to the public. You can register online or at the door any day of the conference.

Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference