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.