LGBTQ+ benefits and resources

Celebrating diversity. Supporting you.

At Autodesk, we want you to know that you’re respected, appreciated, and celebrated for being exactly who you are. That’s why we work hard to ensure our benefits are comprehensive and flexible enough to support you and your family in every facet of your life.

Autodesk named 2023 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Autodesk earned a 100% rating and was named a 2023 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

Health care


Autodesk is proud to offer medical plan coverage that recognizes the unique health care needs and challenges LGBTQ+ members may face, and we’re proud to partner with medical plan providers who are committed to treating all members with respect and dignity.

Gender-affirmation benefits

Whether you’re enrolled in UnitedHealthcare (UHC) or Kaiser, you and your covered dependents have access to medical professionals who can provide support by:

  • Helping connect you to medical specialists with expertise in gender dysphoria and gender-affirming care
  • Engaging appropriate clinical resources and assisting with claims, referrals, and authorizations
  • Helping you understand the prerequisites and coverage if you’re thinking about or planning to have gender-affirmation surgery
  • Working with you to receive your medications
  • Connecting you and your family with behavioral providers to help before, during, or after transitioning, or with other care needs
  • Assisting with adding alerts to your account, detailing what name you would like to be addressed as

UnitedHealthcare members

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) members have access to dedicated, specially trained advocates who can guide you through your benefits, plan coverage, and care options. Just call 1-800-326-9166 to connect with an advocate.

Kaiser members

Kaiser physicians, care teams, and facilities are all part of one connected team, which means everyone who cares for you will know who you are, your medical history, your plan coverage, and where you are in your gender-affirming process. Kaiser’s Multi-Specialty Transitions (MST) department is an additional resource you can connect with by calling 1-510-752-7149.

Not sure where to start?

Reach out to CareCounsel. Their team of experienced health advocates can help you fully understand your coverage, find network providers, and help you navigate insurance claims and billing issues. The best part? This resource is available at no cost to you.

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Growing your family


Make a family your way

Through Autodesk’s Make a Family program, you can be reimbursed up to $10,000 per calendar year for adoption, IVF or co-maternity, surrogacy, and egg or sperm freezing services. While infertility treatments are not eligible for reimbursement under the Make a Family benefit, they may be covered under your medical plan.

Fertility benefits

The Autodesk UHC and Kaiser medical plans provide some level of coverage for fertility-related services. Learn more by reviewing the UHC and Kaiser medical plan documents. If you have specific questions about your plan’s coverage, you can connect with CareCounsel by calling 1-888-227-3334 or visiting the CareCounsel website.

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Employee Assistance Program

Lyra provides care for your emotional and mental health, how, when, and where you need it, at no cost to you. Services include 20 free coaching or therapy visits a year, per covered family member. You can request to be matched with a provider who specializes in LGBTQ+ issues by calling 1-844-937-6404.

ARAG legal insurance

This insurance plan helps enrolled members pay for routine legal matters, such as adopting a child, guardianships, and more. ARAG can also help with matters like:

  • Gender-identity changes on government-issued documents
  • Hospital-visitation authorizations
  • Funeral directives

Note: You can only enroll in legal insurance during open enrollment or if you experience a qualifying life event, and it will cover only prospective legal issues. If you’re not currently enrolled, you can still visit their Learning Center to access free resources (use access code 10428aut).

Leaves of absence

Autodesk recognizes that you may need to take time away to attend to medical, family, and other personal issues. We offer a variety of leave options to make sure you can take the time you need.

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Networking opportunities


Autodesk Pride Network

Autodesk Pride Network supports a positive working environment in which LGBTQ+ employees feel comfortable and valued, and can contribute to their full potential.

Autodesk Women’s Network

Autodesk Women’s Network promotes a culture of diversity and belonging, and empowers women at all levels at Autodesk to develop and realize their full potential.

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