Insurance Will Cover Trans Frat Brother's Surgery

This is welcome news. After Donnie Collins frat brothers opted to raise money for his top surgery, his insurance company decided to reverse its decision and pay for the procedure. According to The Advocate:

"Officials at Emerson told ABC News that the university contacted Aetna insurance to clarify that transition-related procedures are generally covered by the school's insurance plan. 

After the rejection of his initial request, the college contacted Aetna for clarification — knowing that transgender benefits have been part of its insurance policy with Aetna since 2006," the college said in a statement. 

All documentation has been quickly revised, and this week Donnie has confirmed with his surgeon’s office that insurance will cover the procedure," members of Phi Alpha Tau wrote on the IndieGogo page Wednesday. "This is very surprising news, and means that he only needs to pay copay instead of the full $8125. As promised, all excess funds have been pledged to the Jim Collins Foundation."'

Watch Collins explain the whole situation, and the happy turn of events, below.