Transgender medical benefits help build loyaltyThey likely won’t be heavily used but programs – like one at Accenture – show supportBy Claudia Thompson and Nicholas Greschner12/16/2013|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013 For a company to truly support inclusion and diversity, those principles must be considered throughout the entire enterprise — not limited to polices in the human resources manual. It’s about growing and stretching beyond the usual way of doing business, to rethink the employee experience from all perspectives.That’s why Accenture enhanced its health benefits program to offer wide-ranging medical benefits to transgendered employees in Canada and the United States, designed to enable them to successfully integrate into the workplace and society, post-transition. The primary objective was to support any employee in transition with a confidential and individualized health plan that offers assistance throughout the entire process. While the actual number of employees and their dependants over 18 who make use of these benefits will not be significantly high, what matters is a very high level of support is being offered to those employees who need it. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.