MGM Resorts International Extends Health Care Benefits for Transgender Individuals
LAS VEGAS, March, 2011 - As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining the most comprehensive benefits in the gaming and hospitality industry, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) has extended certain benefits for individuals covered under the MGM Resorts Health Plan (PPO) who seek support for transgender medical care.
Eligible PPO members can now receive coverage for prescription medication and counseling related to transgender care.
"We are pleased to announce this policy amendment for employees and other plan members who wish to utilize this new benefit. This recent change in our policy formalizes this option as a coverage standard for eligible plan members," said MGM Resorts Chief Diversity Officer Phyllis James.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
The Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in four other properties in Nevada, Illinois and Macau.
One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world.
MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties.
The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company’s commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s Web site at www.mgmresorts.com