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Cost is the number one barrier to medical treatment, as 46% of people have not insurance coverage for infertility, according to a 2012 RESOLVE survey. To improve access to care, we must remove financial obstacles to care.

RESOLVE is committed to increasing the number of people with access to health insurance that covers infertility medical treatment, and specifically IVF.

 

State Legislation:

Arizona

Bill Number: HB 2386

Updated: January 2, 2020

  • Description of Bill: All health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after the effective date of this Act shall provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/21/2019 introduced. Hearing on 10/10/19 to assign to committee. Sunrise application has been assigned to Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee for bill to be re-introduced in 2020. Bill hearing on 10/10/19 to assign to committee. Senate Finance Committee will have a hearing on 12/17/19.
  • Link to BillHB 2386;
  • Action Needed: Send a letter to the Senate Finance Committee members in support of the bill. If interested in participating in the Senate Finance Committee hearing, please email advocacy@resolve.org.
  • Read Arizona FIGHT for Fertility Coverage
  • Read Phoenix woman seeks mandated coverage of fertility treatment, azcapitoltimes.com, October 18, 2019
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support

California

Bill Number: AB 767

Updated: January 17, 2020

Colorado

Bill Number: HB20-1158

Bill Name: Building Families Act
Updated: February 21, 2020

 

Maryland

Bill Number: HB 781

Updated: February 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Prohibits certain entities from discriminating on the basis of the marital status of a policyholder when providing coverage for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures. This bill also reduces the waiting period from two years to one.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 01/31/2020. House Committee Hearing will be scheduled for 2/13/2020.
  • Link to Bill: HB 781
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • Read Bill would expand in vitro insurance to cover unwed women, baltimorefishbowl.com, 02/14/2020

Minnesota

Bill Number: SF 2766

Updated: January 16, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Every health plan under subdivision 1 must provide​ coverage for procedures related to infertility diagnosis and treatment that are considered​ medically necessary by the enrollee’s treating health care provider and recognized by either the American Society for Reproductive Medicine or the American College of Obstetrics​ and Gynecologists.​
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy on 04/03/2019.
  • Link to BillSF 2766;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Mississippi

Bill Number: HB 837

Updated February 20, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies to provide pregnancy related benefits to provide coverage for medically necessary expenses of diagnosis and treatment of infertility. To establish a pilot program in the state and school employees health insurance plan that provides for coverage for medically necessary expenses of tests and procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. To amend Section 25-15-9, Mississippi Code of 1972, to conform to the preceding provision; and for related purposes.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with significant amendments needed.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 02/13/2020 Introduced in the House and referred to the Insurance Committee.
  • Link to Bill: HB 837
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Nebraska

Bill Number: LB 501

Updated: January 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill:A Bill for an Act relating to insurance; to require insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization procedures as prescribed; and to provide for rules and regulations by the Department of Insurance.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/22/2019 introduced. 1/24/2019 referred to Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillLB 501;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

New Jersey

Bill Number: A 4811

Updated: January 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill:  Requires health benefits coverage for intrauterine insemination.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill. This is a carryover bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 12/10/2018 introduced. Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
  • Link to BillA 4811;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

New York

Bill Number: A 4316/ S 847

Updated: January 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance coverage of infertility to be provided to insureds with same sex partners on the same basis as that provided to insureds with a partner of the opposite sex.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/9/2019 Senate bill referred to Insurance Committee. 2/4/2019 Assembly bill referred to Insurance Committee.
  • Link to Bills: A 4306S 847;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: A7478A/S6403

Updated: January 16, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assembly bill referred to Insurance Committee on 5/6/2019. Currently on Assembly Insurance Committee Agenda. Referred to the Assembly Codes committee on 5/30/2019. Currently on Assembly Codes Committee Agenda. Referred to Ways and Means Committee on 6/4/19. S 6403 was introduced and referred to Senate Rules Committee on 6/7/19. A7478A was introduced and referred to Assembly Ways and Means on 1/08/2020. S6403 was introduced and referred to Senate Insurance Committee on 1/08/2020.
  • Link to BillsA 7478AS 6403;
  • Action Needed: Send these letters now to the Assembly Ways and Means Committe and the Senate Rules Committee. If a Committee member is your individual lawmaker, make sure you identify yourself as a constituent of that Committee member. If a Committee member is your individual lawmaker, make sure you identify yourself as a constituent of that Committee member.
  • Read Simotas for Inclusion of In-Vitro in Ind. & Small Group Market Health Insurance Plans, The National Herald, May 12, 2019

Oklahoma

Bill Number: SB 139

Updated: February 20, 2020

  • Description of Bill:  Any health benefit plan that is offered, issued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2019, that provides pregnancy- related benefits for individuals covered under the plan, pursuant to Section 6060.3 of Title 36 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall provide coverage for services and benefits on an expense incurred, service, or prepaid basis for outpatient expenses that arise from in vitro fertilization procedures. Benefits for in vitro fertilization procedures required under this section must be provided to the same extent as benefits provided for other pregnancy-related procedures under the plan.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with significant amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Second Reading referred to Retirement and Insurance Committee on 2/5/2019. Coauthored by Representative Townley (principal House author) on 2/28/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 139;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Utah

Bill Number: HB 204

Added: February 3, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires a health benefit plan to cover in vitro fertilization if it also provides a maternity benefit.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 01/30/2020 and referred to House Rules Committee.
  • Link to Bill: HB 204
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HB 214

Updated February 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires the DOH to apply for a Medicaid waiver or state plan amendment to allow the program to provide coverage for in vitro fertilization and genetic testing. Requires the Public Employees Program to provide the same coverage.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 1/29/2020. Referred to the House Rules Committee and received a fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst 2/03/2020. Referred to the House Business and Labor Committee 02/05/2020. Second reading in the House 02/11/2020.
  • Link to Bill: HB 214
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Virginia

Bill Number: HB 776

Added: January 20, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts and health care plans to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation procedures that are medically necessary to preserve the fertility of a covered individual due to the covered individual’s receiving cancer treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/07/2020 Introduced in the House and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce. 01/16/2020 assigned to a subcommittee in the Committee on Labor and Commerce.
  • Link to Bill: HB 776
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SB 1086

Added: January 23, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans, including plans administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to provide coverage for infertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/17/2020 Introduced in the Souse and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1086
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

West Virginia

Bill Number: HB 4553

Added February 3, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance providers in the state to provide insurance coverage for fertility services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 1/27/2020 and referred to House Banking and Insurance Committee.
  • Link to Bill: HB 4553
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.