- Media Coverage
- 14 Mar 2019, The Economic Times
India Inc offers medical cover to LGBTQ partners
Several companies offer medical insurance to same-sex partners of their employees, including for gender-reassignment surgery. However, not all companies provide insurance coverage to unmarried or live-in partners of straight employees, although legally there is no bar on this.
Information technology company IBM, conglomerate Godrej Group, hotel chain La-Lit, consultancy Accenture, IT services providers Cognizant and Tech MahindraNSE 1.38 % and HR services firm ADP are among the companies offering medical insurance to same-sex partners of their LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) employees.
Insurers Aditya Birla Health Insurance and SBI General Insurance told ET that they have products offering coverage for samesex partners of LGBTQ customers. However, reservations on revealing their sexual orientation may be stopping LGBTQ people from asking for coverage for their partners, said Subramanyam Brahmajosyula, head of underwriting and reinsurance at SBI General Insurance, who said he hadn’t heard of such requests yet.
About The LaLiT Hotels
Headquartered in New Delhi, the company opened its first hotel here in 1988 under the dynamic leadership of Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri, who spearheaded the Group’s unprecedented expansion plans.
Rapid expansion and consolidation of its leadership position continues under the enterprising stewardship of Dr. Jyotsna Suri, who took over as Chairperson & Managing Director in 2006.
All hotels within the group operated under the brand The Grand – Hotels, Palaces & Resorts. It was re-branded as ‘The LaLiT’ on November 19, 2008 as a tribute to the company’s Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri.
The company offers twelve luxury Hotels, Places & Resorts and two mid market segment hotels under The LaLiT Traveller brand offering 2261 rooms.