Covering Fertility Preservation ImageEach year, tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer in their reproductive years, the majority of which are at risk for iatrogenic (or medically-induced) infertility from their cancer treatment. Iatrogenic infertility may also affect people undergoing treatment for sickle cell anemia, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases. RESOLVE believes that patients should not have to choose between effective medical treatment and a future chance at parenthood.

RESOLVE supports legislation that requires fertility preservation insurance coverage for cancer patients and others whose treatment causes infertility.

ACT NOW in New Jersey!

New Jersey has the chance to join the growing list of states that provide insurance coverage for fertility preservation for those facing chemotherapy or other medically necessary treatment that threatens their ability to have children. While New Jersey currently requires insurance coverage for infertility treatment, it does not include coverage for those at risk of iatrogenic (or medically-induced) infertility.

S 2133 \ A 3150 addresses this gap in insurance coverage so patients do not have to choose between effective medical treatment and a future chance at parenthood.

We are working with the Alliance for Fertility Preservation and other allies to pass this important bill in 2019, and we need YOU to get involved. As New Jersey residents, your voice is the most important one!

Please send this letter to key lawmakers in the state to voice your support for passing this bill this year. Thank you!

Connecticut

Bill Number: SB 339

Added: February 8, 2019

  • Description of Bill: To require that certain health insurance policies delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state provide coverage for elective fertility preservation treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Public hearing to be held on 2/14/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 339;

Massachusetts

Bill Number: SD 1321

Bill Name: An Act Relative To Preserving Fertility
Added
: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Any coverage offered by the commission to an active or retired employee of the commonwealth insured under the group insurance commission shall provide, to the same extent that benefits are provided for other pregnancy-related procedures, coverage for standard fertility preservation services when the enrollee has a diagnosed medical or genetic condition that may directly or indirectly cause impairment of fertility by affecting reproductive organs or processes. Said coverage will include the coverage for procurement, cryopreservation, and storage of gametes, embryos or other reproductive tissue.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Link to BillSD 1321;

Missouri

Bill Number: HB 2388

Added: February 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation procedures for insureds with a cancer diagnosis..
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives on 2/6/18 and has been read a second time.
  • Link to BillHB 2388; 

Bill Number: HB 245

Added: January 15, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation procedures for insureds who are at least 18 years old and are diagnosed with cancer but have not started cancer treatment. Coverage shall include embryo, oocyte, and sperm cryopreservation procedures. Any entity or individual who states in writing that methods of embryo, oocyte, and sperm cyropreservation procedures are contrary to the entity or individual’s moral, ethical, or religious beliefs the carrier may issue a policy or rider thereto that excludes coverage for such methods. This bill is similar to HB 2388 (2018).
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 12/14/2018 introduced. Read second time on 1/10/2019.
  • Link to BillHB 245;

New Jersey

Bill Numbers: S 2133 \ A 3150

Updated: February 11, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Mandates health benefits coverage for fertility preservation services under certain health insurance plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 2/8/2018 Introduced in the Assembly. Bill referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee on 3/5/2018. Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Commerce Committee. The Senate bill passed favorably out of Senate Commerce Committee on 12/3/18.
  • Link to BillsS 2133; A 3150
  • Read RESOLVE’s letters of support for S 2133 and A 3150.
  • Act Now: Please send this letter to key lawmakers in the state to voice your support for passing this bill this year. Thank you!

New York

Bill Numbers: S 719/A 2817

Bill Name: The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA)
Updated: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: This bill expands the current infertility insurance law in New York state to include insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation for cancer patients, and adds non-discrimination language to ensure that all eligible individuals can receive coverage.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: S 719 has been introduced on January 9, 2019. A 2817 has been introduced on January 26, 2019.
  • Link to BillS719A2817;
  • A family-friendly fertility law New Yorkers deserve
    Queens Chronicle, December 13, 2018
  • Coalition For Fertility Coverage Expands
    State of Politics, January 2019
  • Action Needed: Send letters to your Assemblymember and State Senator now – it takes just minutes to voice your support for access to care in New York. And register now for RESOLVE’s New York Advocacy Day on 2/27/19 to play a pivotal role in passing FAFTA!

Bill Number: S 1493/A 4506

Added: February 5, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Provides that policies issued in this state that provide coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to a covered person.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 2/4/2019 referred to Assembly Insurance Committee. Also referred to Senate Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillA4506; S1493;

Texas

Bill Number: SB 959

Added: February 26, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Filed on 2/21/2019
  • Link to BillSB 959;