LGBTQ+ Healthcare Resources for Faculty and Staff

Columbia is proud to announce recent enhancements to Human Resources benefits that impact LGBTQ+ employees. For the most updated information, please visit the Columbia University Human Resources website.

Benefits Enhancements:

  • Family Building Benefits: Removal of infertile diagnosis/definition requirement for access to benefits implemented January 1, 2021. Gender Dysphoria diagnosis added to limited egg preservation benefit, effective January 1, 2022. Please click here 
  • Adoption Assistance: Adoption Assistance Reimbursement increased to $7,500 from $5,000 per child, and expanded eligibility to include the adoption of the child of a legal spouse or Same Sex Domestic Partner, implemented January 1, 2021. 
  • Non-binary designation in CUBES for employees and dependents implemented January 1, 2021 allowing for full access to medical, dental, vision and prescription drug care.
  • Paid Parental Leave implemented January 1, 2021 for Officers of Administration. 
  • Gender Affirmation Care expansion to include previously designated cosmetic services, when medically necessary, January 1, 2022.