Did you know there are 15 states in this grand union progressive-thinking enough to require some form of insurance coverage for infertility/IVF treatments? Well there are. According to RESOLVE, a tremendous support resource for infertility, these states are:
Each state varies in the specificity of its coverage, and RESOLVE shares all of that here.
As for the other 35 states- what’s the deal? Get with it already! The legislatures for these straggling 35 states should be painfully embarrassed and disappointed in themselves. Not a single one of you can prevent a rational argument for why this isn’t covered. Infertility is a disease- most generally it’s a birth defect or genetic. This isn’t like health insurance covering lung cancer for smokers or health care during/after an abortion- or any number of other “elective” medical procedures.
Beat down the door of your HR department, too. Many companies provide financial support for adoption, but do your research, and find out if that support can be used toward your infertility treatment. RESOLVE recognizes Columbia Laboratories, Avon and Black & Decker as companies with outstanding practices for supporting its employees facing infertility and adoption.