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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:

California

Bill Number: AB-797

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Healthcare coverage: treatment for infertility.
  • 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 2/16/21. Coauthors revised bill language on 3/11/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB-797
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Illinois

Bill Number: HB 3709

Updated August 10, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility shall be provided without discrimination.
  • 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 in the House on 2/19/21. Had first reading and referred to Rules Committee on 2/22/21. Insurance Committee hearing held on 3/25/21 and bill received a favorable recommendation; will move forward to House floor vote. Placed on House Calendar for a Second Reading on 4/12/21. Passed favorably during a House floor vote and moved forward to Senate on 4/14/21. Arrived in Senate and referred to Senate Assignments Committee on 4/15/21. Virtual hearing scheduled in Senate Committee on Insurance for 5/19/21 at 4:30pm CDT. Passed favorably during a Senate floor vote on 6/14/2021. Will be sent to Governor for signature. Signed into law by the Governor on 7/27/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 3709
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Support

Bill Number: SB 1905

Updated May 18, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Creates the Family and Fertility Disclosure in Health Insurance Act. Requires employers that provide health insurance coverage to employees through policies written outside of this State to disclose to employees specified coverages.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced in the Senate and referred to Senate Committee Assignments on 2/26/21. Re-assigned to Labor Committee on 4/15/21. Received a favorable recommendation and passed out of Committee on 4/21/21. Placed on Senate Calendar for third reading on 4/22/21. Passed favorably in the Senate Floor Vote and moved to the House on 4/26/21. First reading in House and referred to Rules Committee on 4/27/21. Referred to the Insurance Committee on 5/04/21. Hearing held in Insurance Committee and received favorable recommendation forward on 5/11/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1905
  • 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 1144

Added April 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to Provide Access to Fertility Care.
  • 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, Insurance and Financial Services on 4/20/21.
  • Link to Bill: HP 1144
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Massachusetts

Bill Number: HD 2096

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act further mandating infertility insurance coverage.
  • 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 pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HD 2096
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SD 2478

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relative to LGBTQ family building and infertility insurance coverage.
  • 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 pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SD 2478
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Michigan

Bill Number: HB 6486

Added December 8, 2020

  • Description of Bill: A health insurance policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state that provides pregnancy coverage must include coverage for outpatient in vitro fertilization procedure under specific conditions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports with significant amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HB 6486;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

New Jersey

Bill Number: A 3540

Added January 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Mandates health benefits coverage for preimplantation genetic screening under certain health insurance plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills. These are carry-over bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on 2/25/20. Bill was introduced in the Senate and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee.
  • Link to Bills: A 3540
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: S 518

Added February 2, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance 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: Bill was introduced in Senate and referred to Senate Commerce Committee on 1/14/20.
  • Link to Bill: S 518
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

North Dakota

Bill Number: HB 1147

Updated February 25, 2021

  • Bill Title: Self-insurance health plans; to provide for a report; to provide for an application; to provide an expiration date; and to declare an emergency.
  • Description of Bill: A bill for an act to create and enact section 54-52.1-04.09 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to public employee fertility health benefits; to amend and reenact section 26.1-36.6-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to self-insurance health plans; to provide for a report; to provide for application; to provide an expiration date; and to declare an emergency.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced on 1/08/21 and referred to Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Passed by committee and referred to Appropriations Committee on 2/10/21. Reported do not pass from Appropriations Committee and referred back to House floor on 2/19/21. Second reading and floor vote in House was held, failed to pass on 2/24/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1147
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Oregon

Bill Number: SB 168

Updated July 7, 2021

  • Bill Title: Relating to Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Health Services.
  • Description of Bill: Requires health benefit plans to cover fertility and reproductive endocrinology services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill has been introduced in Senate and had a first reading on 1/14/20. Bill was referred to Health Care Committee on 1/19/21. Committee hearing was held on 3/17/21 and bill was assigned a working session for 4/5/21. SB 168, had a successful “working session” in the Health Care Committee was referred to the Joint Ways and Means Committee on 4/16/21. The bill has stalled in the Joint Ways and Means Committee. The legislation session has closed for the year.
  • Link to Bill: SB 168
  • Action Needed: Send a letter to your state legislators to let every lawmaker know we will be working to get this bill passed in both chambers in 2022.
  • RESOLVE Letter of Support

Pennsylvania

Bill Number: SB 339

  • Bill Title: An Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L. 682, No. 284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in casualty insurance, providing for coverage of infertility treatment.
  • Description of Bill: Requires health benefit plans to cover infertility treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill has been introduced in Senate and referred to Banking and Insurance Committee on 3/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 339
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

 

Tennessee

Bill Numbers: SB 425 & HB 1379

Updated April 27, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Infertility Insurance and changes to current insurance codes.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE is reviewing these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB 425 was introduced and referred to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on 2/10/21. HB 1379 was introduced on 2/24/21 and referred to Insurance Committee. House Insurance Committee hearing held on 3/23/21 and favorability recommended forward. SB 425 will have a Committee Hearing on 4/6/21. HB 1379 assigned to House Subcommittee on Finance, Ways, and Means. SB 425 had Committee Hearing on 4/13/21 and received a favorable recommendation; bill was referred to Subcommittee on Finance, Ways, and Means. SB 425 action deferred in Senate Commerce and Labor Committee to 01/01/2022.
  • Link to Bill: SB 425; HB 1379
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Texas

Bill Number: SB 135 & HB 2310

Updated May 5, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to conditions applicable to health benefit plan coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB 135 has been pre-filed. HB 2310 was introduced in the House on 2/25/21. SB 135 was read for first time and referred to Business and Commerce Committee on 3/03/21. HB 2310 was referred to Insurance Committee on 3/15/21. House Insurance Committee Hearing for HB 2310 was held on 4/13/21 and reported favorably without amendments. Committee report and recommendations for HB 2310 sent to Calendars Committee on 4/26/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 135; HB 2310
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Utah

Bill Number: HB 192

Updated March 17, 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 is reviewing 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. Passed on the House Floor and moved to Senate on 2/18/21. Referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/19/21. Favorable vote in Health and Human Services Committee and placed on second reading calendar on 2/25/21. Full Senate passed bill favorably and signed by Senate president on 3/04/21, bill will move to Governor’s office. Signed into law by the Governor on 3/16/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 19
  • 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

Bill Number: SB 19

Updated March 8, 2021

  • Bill Title: Expanded Infertility Treatment Coverage Pilot Program Amendments.
  • Description of Bill: This bill amends the expanded infertility treatment coverage pilot program. It extends the duration of the pilot program and extends the repeal date to January 1, 2027. It also introduces a reporting requirement to evaluate the infertility treatment coverage pilot program.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 1/19/21. Favorable recommendation from Senate Committee on 1/25/21 and placed on calendar for second reading. Sent to House and referred to House Business and Labor Committee on 2/16/21. Was favorably reported out of committee but re-referred back to House Rules Committee due to fiscal impact on 2/16/21. Passed out of House Rules Committee favorably and pushed forward after a House floor vote as well on 3/02/21. Bill received in the Senate and signed by the President, sent to Governor’s office on 3/04/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 19;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Vermont

Bill Number: H 107

Updated January 29, 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 1567

Updated January 20, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans to provide coverage for embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, gamete intrafallopian tube transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zygote intrafallopian transfer, and low tubal ovum transfer when performed on a covered individual who is less than 50 years old and infertile.
  • 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: 01/07/2020 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 1567
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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
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Bill Number: SB 1086

Updated November 17, 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. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/17/2020 Introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce. In Senate passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (14-Y 0-N) on 02/03/2020. Letter sent to the Health Insurance Reform Commission on 04/08/2020.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1086
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

West Virginia

Bill Number: HB 2337

Added February 15, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requiring medical insurance providers to include infertility services in their policies.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced on 2/12/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 2337
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.