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Workers Are Pushing For Fertility Benefits From Employers

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Companies like Walmart and Facebook are now covering some fertility costs, but for many working people, these benefits are hard to come by.

Starting a family is expensive for anyone, but there’s an added cost in the mix for people using non-traditional methods.

The high costs of these methods have led some companies to start offering fertility benefits as part of broader health insurance coverage. These benefits help cover things like IVF, or in vitro fertilization, which is when a fertilized egg is implanted into the uterus; IUI, or intrauterine insemination, which is a type of artificial insemination; and they sometimes cover egg freezing and other treatments.

A survey from Mercer found that in 2020, 42% of large companies with 20,000 or more employees covered IVF, which is up from 36% in 2015.

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