When someone is faced with infertility or has barriers to building a family, often added to the emotional and physical burdens is a financial burden of paying for the out-of-pocket costs for medical treatments.
Navigating benefits as a union member can be difficult, but there are multiple ways for you to begin the process of requesting new or expanded family building benefits.
Use this handy checklist to contact your HR department to request insurance coverage for fertility treatments.
Ready to advocate with your employer? Download RESOLVE’s Coverage at Work toolkit for the tools and resources to get you started.
What is public vs. private insurance? What is a mandate to cover vs. a mandate to offer? And what is ERISA? Understand the ins and outs of health insurance coverage.
How about a little inspiration from those coverage warriors who fought for their workplace fertility benefits and won? Read their stories and get motivated to make your own ask.
RESOLVE is proud to partner with clinics across the country that are dedicated to expanding access to care for their patients. Together, we’re empowering patients to advocate for family building benefits with their employers.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for individuals dealing with infertility just like there’s no one-size-fits-all way to obtain coverage through your employer. Here are the supporting studies and surveys cited in the toolkit.
Use these statistics of the number of infertile women in your state in your argument about why your employer should cover workplace fertility benefits.