WED AM Update: State employees lose gender reassignment coverage, Walker to unveil rural schools plan today

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-- After a month of having it as a benefit, state employees today will lose coverage for any services associated with gender reassignment.
They briefly gained coverage for those services on Jan. 1, as the state Group Insurance Board sought to comply with new federal rules. But a federal judge struck down those rules, meeting one of the four things the GIB said needed to happen if the state was going to reinstate its longstanding exclusion against covering such services.
The other three contingencies have now been met, according to a memo prepared for the GIB.
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