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Episode 322nd July 2021 • The Practical Protection Podcast • Kathryn Knowles
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Hi everyone, I have Matt Rann back with me, fresh from his holiday in Madeira. I am a tad jealous, but I imagine many of you like me have had absolutely glorious weather this weekend, so I’m not feeling too bitter.

Matt is joining me to chat about accessing insurance when someone is transgender. As with many things the insurance world has made clear growth in how it underwrites insurance applications for people that are transgender. It’s not yet perfect, but it’s much better than it was and we talk through how things have changed over the years.

The key takeaways:

  • There are approximately 600,000 people that are transgender or non-binary within the UK.
  • Transgender is not a mental health condition, but you might end up having to answer questions as if it is, in an insurance application form.
  • A case study detailing life insurance and income protection for a transgender man.

Next time, I have Roy McLoughlin and Jo Elphick from Legal & General joining me. We are going to be chatting about group insurance, income protection and some research that shows the differences in how men and women approach these areas. 

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