Transgender Gender affirmation benefits cover a range of medical and behavioral health benefits that can include gender reassignment surgery, hormone replacement therapy, and counseling services. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The movement towards diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) was one of the biggest stories in benefits in 2020, and it’s likely to continue to be a focus of employers and brokers in 2021.

Even before last summer’s protests over racial inequities in the US, DEI had become a hot topic, and now employers are on the front lines of change, sometimes because they are taking the initiative, sometimes because employees are demanding a new approach.

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