One out of 8 couples face infertility and many couples don’t move forward with care due to the out of pocket costs associated with fertility treatments. As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, we encourage individuals to continue to spread the word to help raise awareness of infertility and understand how they can afford IVF, and to advocate for broader coverage of fertility benefits, because most U.S. patients remain uncovered when it comes to health insurance for fertility treatments, like IVF:
ARC Can Help You Afford IVF:
- ARC is a proud sponsor of RESOLVE, and encourages individuals and its member clinics to participate in NIAW. Specifically, ARC hopes to raise awareness that there are tools and options to help patients afford IVF, and move forward with the treatment they need to reach their family building goals.
- Affordable Payment Plans: ARC works closely with lenders to offer competitive rates starting at 4.99% APR.
Resources – Visit the ARC Resources page to learn more about income-based discount programs, such as Compassionate Care and to learn about national IVF grants and scholarships.
Discounted multi-cycle packages – On average only 48% of women have a baby after only 1 cycle of IVF. By purchasing a discounted multi-cycle package, you can budget for (and finance, if needed) more than one 1 cycle, increasing your chances to have a baby and minimizing your stress. Not all clinics offer these, so make this part of your upfront research as well. To find an ARC member clinic in your area, click here.
Employers and Legislators Can Help Provide Fertility Benefits:
- More employers are beginning to offer family benefits, such as paid family leave and even fertility benefits, such as the ARC Fertility Employer Program. Studies show that employers are much more likely to consider adding such benefits when employees ask. Ask your HR leader today.
- 15 states currently have legislation benefits for fertility treatments, find out if your state is one of them and if not, ask your state legislator today.