Kroger grocery offers transgender employee benefits

Multiple media outlets, including Forbes, report that Kroger will now offer its transgender workers full benefits, including surgery and drug therapy for gender reassignment, as part of its employee health plan.

The country’s largest supermarket chain is the fifth largest private employer in the U.S., with some 400,000 workers on its payroll across 2,500-plus stores, Forbes reports. Kroger is now the largest retail chain to offer trans-inclusive health coverage to its workers.

The $37 billion (market cap) company joins a growing list of high-profile employers that provide at least one such plan, including Apple Inc., Gap Inc. and General Motors Co.

Source: Kroger, Largest U.S. Supermarket Chain, Offers Transgender Workers Full Health Benefits – Forbes


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