- Mercer now offers Trans benefits for treatment of gender dysphoria, as part of its employee private medical scheme
Mercer a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has announced that it now offers Trans benefits, for the treatment of Gender Dysphoria, as part of its UK employee private medical scheme.
Gender Dysphoria is where a person experiences discomfort or distress due to a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. Mercer’s benefit will include comprehensive cover for gender dysphoria including consultations, diagnosis, mental health and surgical treatment.
“Being a diverse and inclusive company is a key part of Mercer’s identity, and we are pleased to be one of the first companies in the UK to have Trans healthcare benefits in place to support those employees who need it,” said Dr Siobhan Martin, Mercer’s UK HR Director. “At Mercer we know that people can only thrive at work when we can be our authentic selves.”
“Employees who feel unsupported or who cannot be themselves at work are more likely to suffer stress and anxiety, which can lead to mental health issues.” added Dr Martin.
Through its Health business, Mercer also supports the Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work report. This year’s report will include a focus on the mental health issues faced by people in the LGBT community.
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 60,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $13 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer. In the UK, Mercer Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.