Gender Identification Debated By Insurance Regulators
September 3, 2019 by John Hilton
The controversial gender identification issue came up Tuesday as state insurance regulators continued debating its long-delayed “policy overview” summary to accompany life insurance sales.
A National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ working group was working through language in the policy overview when it took up a request by Pacific Life to change “gender” to “sex.”
Birny Birnbaum, executive director of the Center for Economic Justice, questioned whether the traditional “sex” designation really serves everyone.