Third gender insurance option offered since 2016 was availed by transgender activist, Amulya. Insuring herself from the Life Insurance Corporation of India under the Third Gender category after providing various documents including her transgender identity she became part of the early birds to go for the facility.
After getting the policy, Amulya Chandrashekhar, 31, told The Hindu, on Tuesday: I always wanted to enroll for a life insurance policy but was not sure if any company had the option for third gender. When I learnt that LIC had it, I was very happy.”
According to Amulya, working with Ondede, an organization working for rights of transgender persons and sexual minorities, the process of getting the policy was tedious. A lot of documentation needed to be provided which is difficult for persons engaged outside the organized sector.
Incidentally, LIC started the Third Gender insurance option in 2016 after the judgment by the Supreme Court of India in 2014 recognising transgender persons as third gender.