Start-up Plum includes LGBTQ partners in corporate health insurance


Social distancing protocols and overwhelmed l healthcare systems have hit marginalized communities the hardest. The LGBTQ community already suffered from limited access to public resources, coupled with stigma and discrimination. The pandemic and the lack of dedicated public support have only aggravated their circumstances.

With its efforts on Diversity and Inclusion, the business community has a collective responsibility to step up and demonstrate leadership here.

On the back of this sentiment, Plum, an employee health insurance start-up, rolled out LGBTQ partner cover for companies, allowing employees to enroll same-sex partners in their corporate health insurance policy. Plum is committed to building the highest quality and most inclusive health benefits plan for companies and shaping better workplaces in India. The company is working with insurers to make LGBTQ cover the default option for every health insurance policy they offer to customers.

“We, at Plum, understand the power of building a diverse and inclusive company. We want our members to build the most inclusive health benefits plan for their teams as well. Access to good health insurance can be transformative for communities, and we hope this is a step towards building better workplaces for the LGBTQ community,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO, Abhishek Poddar.

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