Plan Website: Iowa State Employees' Health Plan
Administrator: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
This plan is self-funded.
This plan has no exclusion.
Vroegh v. Iowa Department of Corrections (filed Iowa 2017). The ACLU filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, which found probable cause that the DOC had discriminated against him for having a transgender exclusion in the self-funded employee health plan. The subsequent lawsuit brought Iowa Civil Rights Act and state equal protection claims. A jury awarded Vroegh $120,000 in damages