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UPMC Health Plan Announces LGBTQ Initiatives and New National Recognition from the Human Rights Campaign

PITTSBURGH (June 11, 2019) – In honor of National Pride Month, UPMC Health Plan is pleased to announce a series of initiatives and resources dedicated to LGBTQ members and their families.

“UPMC Health Plan is committed to assisting all members to fully understand their benefits, access services, and live a healthy life and our goal is to provide the best overall experience for members in the LGBTQ community,” said John Lovelace, president of government programs at UPMC Health Plan. “Our work is driven by community participation and partnerships as we strive to become a national model for how an integrated delivery and financing system cares for and supports the LGBTQ community.”

In recognition of its efforts, UPMC Health Plan recently earned a top score of 100 percent and the distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool related to corporate policies and practices for LGBTQ employees.

UPMC Health Plan has developed several initiatives designed to meet the needs of LGBTQ members, including:

UPMC Health Plan will continue to partner with additional organizations to make sure that every LGBTQ member receives resources to provide the best care.

This summer, UPMC Health Plan will also host a series of LGBTQ focus groups to identify additional opportunities for the best care and to address the unique needs of members of the LGBTQ community.

UPMC Health Plan members interested in learning more about transgender coverage are encouraged to call Member Services at 1-844-202-0126 (or 711 for TTY) or the phone number on the back of their insurance card.

Human Rights Foundation Campaign 2019 Best Places to Work


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