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Federal Employees to Receive Significant Boost in Access to Family Building Benefits in 2024

Open enrollment for federal employees ends December 11, 2023, and for the first time in decades, all Federal Employee Health Benefits plans will see significant changes to family building benefits. Most notable, all Federal Health Benefits plans are now required to cover artificial insemination procedures and medications, as well as the drugs for three cycles of IVF annually, starting in 2024.

How did this happen? RESOLVE mobilized scores of federal workers to contact OPM. And we made sure OPM had the same information that HR Benefits managers from major companies receive when employees ask for change. While the changes are significant, there’s still room for improvement.

Attention Federal Employees:

If you’re a Federal Employee, you can choose your 2024 health plan through December 11th.

2024 Federal Benefits Open Season (See overview of Fertility Benefits on page 7)

In addition, there are 24 health plan options that provide broader services, including IVF, as listed in Appendix A, but the benefits vary and not all plans are accessible to everyone.

It is our understanding that there is a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plan available to all federal employees that covers IVF services and medications. Please see pages 14 and 16 of the BCBS plan and the additional pages referenced, and as always, read the coverage details carefully before enrolling in any plan.

If you have any questions, please contact If you aren’t a Federal Employee but would like to bring benefits to your company, download our free resources.