HHS: Insurers Must Cover Same-Sex Couples
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Insurance companies can’t deny coverage to same-sex couples who buy their own policies, the Health and Human Services Department said Friday.
In a clarification for insurance companies, HHS said carriers in the individual market—the market for people who don’t get coverage through an employer—must treat opposite-sex and same-sex marriages the same.
So, if an insurer covers married opposite-sex couples under family plans, the same option must be available to same-sex couples.
“In other words, insurance companies will not be permitted to discriminate against married same-sex couples when offering coverage,” HHS said. “This will further enhance access to health care for all Americans, including those with same-sex spouses.”