Firm extends medical benefits to LGBTQ employees

'We believe that people are most happy when they can be their true self'

Firm extends medical benefits to LGBTQ employees

A fintech company in India, Finastra, has extended its medical insurance benefits to LGBTQ employees.

All cohabiting couples, including same-sex pairs, are now eligible for the same medical benefits.

Additionally, Finanstra has announced that it has been officially certified as a Great Place to Work.

We believe that people are most happy when they can be their true self – at work as well as at home – so we are proud to take this step for our staff in India,” said Mehjabeen Poonawala, Head of India at Finastra.

There is nothing more important than the health of a loved one, so we have made sure that our people know we support the ones they care about, no matter their gender.

“By extending medical insurance benefits to our LGBTQ employeescohabiting partners we are taking another step in fostering a truly inclusive culture at Finastra.”

READ MORE: Is HR doing enough for LGBT employees?

This latest move is one of a number of Finastra’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in India – such as Women @ Finastra, which helps female employees reach their career goals through mentoring, networking events and professional development opportunities.

Poonawala added that being certified as a Great Place to Work “reaffirms” their efforts and initiatives to create a genuinely inclusive workplace culture.

“Finastra is on a mission to become the most loved and diverse employer in fintech and this recognition proves our commitment to building a high-trust, high-performance environment,” he said.

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