o   What is/are the transgender-specific benefit(s)?

Certain sex/gender reassignment surgery for transgender students who meet certain criteria will be covered under the Penn Student Insurance Plan (PSIP).


o   What criteria must be met prior to surgery?

Please see the Clinical Policy Bulletin # 0615 (http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/600_699/0615.html).


o   When did the benefits begin?  

August 15th, 2010


o   Will I require a referral from Student Health Service?

A Student Health provider referral is required for care within 25 miles of the University of Pennsylvania.

If a referral is not obtained in advance of service, the benefit is paid at out-of-network level.

o   What are my deductible and co-payments/coinsurance amounts?

Please refer the policy brochure regarding co-payments and deductibles:



o   If I have further questions how do I contact the Student Health Insurance Office?

Email: shsinsur@pobox.upenn.edu


            Student Health Insurance 

            University of Pennsylvania - Student Health Service
            3535 Market Street
            Suite 100, Room B101
            Philadelphia, PA 19104-3376

Phone Number:  215 746 3535, menu option #3
Fax Number:   215 746 0904