Free Sex Changes at Goldman Sachs

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You know the bankers and traders at Goldman Sachs make big bucks, but now they can also score an extra little bonus: sex-change operations! Fortune is reporting that the financial company added the perk to employees’ health insurance plans last year.

The gender reassignment surgery, which ranges from $5,000 to $150,000, is completely covered by the company’s insurance carrier. And Goldman Sachs isn’t the first to do this. Bank of America, Wachovia, and Deutsche Bank also cover all or part of the surgery cost for employees.

The coverage of sex change operations is a sure sign that Goldman Sachs is willing to be open-minded when it comes to not only supporting their employees, but also in maintaining a diverse workforce. Says Pauline Park, chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, “[A]ny employer that does not clearly include gender identity in their employment policies may send a signal that they’re not supportive.”

Who knew the benefits at banks were so generous?