By now, you’ve probably read that insurance coverage for treating infertility doesn’t come close to matching the coverage for treatment of other major medical conditions. In the past, the stated reasons for this difference included gender inequities and incorrectly labeling in vitro fertilization (IVF) as “experimental.”
Today, these types of rationales for not including infertility in insurance benefits packages are simply no longer relevant.
The good news is that coverage for infertility treatments is improving. This is especially true for employers who recognize that there is a major return on offering infertility treatment as a covered benefit. Surveys show there’s an enhanced ability to attract and retain the best employees. In addition, worker morale and productivity also improve.