ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

Star India Extends Mediclaim To Partners Of Its LGBT Employees

07/15/2019 | Yahoo News

In a major gender inclusion step, broadcasting major Star India has extended the group health insurance cover to the partners of its employees from the LGBT community. The media group in a statement Monday said all the existing employee benefits around maternity/paternity, IVF, surrogacy and adoption will be applicable to the LGBT+ employees as well from this month. The company did not reveal how many of its employees are from the LGBT community. Last year the Supreme Court had quashed the colonial-era law that criminalised homosexuality and companies like major corporate entities like the diversified Godrej group, tech majors like IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TechMahindra and hospitality player Lalit, among others began to offer medical insurance to the same-sex partners of their LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) employees.

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