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.

Hawaii

Bill Number: HCR 110

Added March 19, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requesting the auditor to update its report which accesses the social and financial effects of mandatory health insurance coverage for fertility preservation procedures.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced in the House and referred to Legislative Management Committee on 3/15/21. Resolution scheduled to be heard in Committee on 3/22/21 at 2:00pm.
  • Link to Bill: HCR 110
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Iowa

Bill Number: HF 333

Updated February 16, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relating to health care coverage benefits for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, and for fertility preservation services, and including applicability provisions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to House Commerce Committee on 2/02/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 333
  • Action Needed: Send this email to House Commerce Committee members to show your support for this bill.

Maine

Bill Number: HP 678

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to Help Cancer Patients with Fertility Preservation.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to the Committee on Health Coverage and Insurance on 3/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: HP 678
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Massachusetts

Bill Number: SD 1072 & HD 2277

Updated February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relative to preserving fertility and required coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: These bills have been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SD 1072; HD 2277;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Nevada

Bill Number: AB 274

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requires certain health plans to cover fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor on 3/15/21. Committee hearing held on 3/24/21. Bill did not meet deadline to be voted out of Committee, no further action is allowed for this session on 4/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB 274
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE’s Letter of Support

New York

Bill Number: A 5469

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Relates to insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Insurance Committee on 2/19/21.
  • Link to Bill: A 5469
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Texas

Bill Number: HB 293 & SB 93

Updated April 13, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HB 293 Read in the House for first time and referred to Insurance Committee on 2/25/21. SB 93 read for first time in Senate and referred to Business & Commerce Committee on 3/03/21. HB 293 Committee hearing held on 3/16/21 and bill received a favorable recommendation.
  • Link to Bill: HB 293; SB 93
  • Action Needed: Please send this letter now and urge the members of the House Calendars Committee to move the bill to the House Floor for a vote!

Utah

Bill Number: HB 192

Updated March 8, 2021

  • Bill Title: Fertility Treatment Amendments
  • Description of Bill: This bill expands insurance coverage for fertility preservation and criminalizes improper conduct related to fertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to House Rules Committee on 1/22/21. Referred to House Business and Labor Standing Committee on 1/25/21. First hearing held and favorable recommendation to move bill forward on 2/11/21. Full Senate passed bill favorably and signed by Senate president on 3/04/21, bill will move to Governor’s office.
  • Link to Bill: HB 192
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE Letter of Support

Vermont

Bill Number: H 107

Added January 25, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to coverage of fertility preservation for individuals diagnosed with cancer.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Health Care on 1/21/21.
  • Link to Bill: H 107
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Virginia

Bill Number: HB 776

Updated November 17, 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. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/14/2020 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. 1/28/2020 Committee hearing held and recommends incorporating (HB 776-Helmer) by voice vote.
  • Link to Bill: HB 776
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HJ 545

Updated January 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Study; insurance coverage for infertility treatment and fertility preservation; report. Directs the Health Insurance Reform Commission to study mandating insurance coverage for infertility treatment including in vitro fertilization and standard fertility preservation procedures. The Commission is required to complete its meetings by November 30, 2021, and the chairman shall submit an executive summary of its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this resolution.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Pre-filed and introduced resolution in the House on 1/12/21. Referred to the Committee on Rules and assigned to Subcommittee Study. Hearing held on 1/22 and Subcommittee unanimously recommended moving the bill forward (5-Y 0-N).
  • Link to BillHJ 545
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.