• How They Influence Your Ability to Conceive

    About 10 to 15 percent of couples are impacted by infertility.  Many factors can influence your ability to get pregnant, including the lifestyles and health of both partners—not just the female.  Let’s take a look at how lifestyle and your health affect your fertility.

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  • Why This Matters

    Inclusivity for all employees is more important now than ever before.  Many companies increasingly recognize that providing benefits that are important to a diverse range of employees is essential to recruiting and retaining them.  Inclusive family-building benefits cater to the unique needs of different individuals.

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  • How It Can Support Patients Along Their Journey

    The trend toward use of technology and telecommunications in health care has accelerated recently. Even before the pandemic hit, there was a significant increase in the number of physicians who were interested in using digital tools such as remote monitoring and tele-visits, according to a study carried out by the American Medical Association.  Insurance payers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have Read More

  • Who Needs It and Why

    Service in the U.S. military entitles active duty personnel and veterans to medical coverage.  However, benefits do not include IVF or most other fertility treatments unless the service member had a serious illness or injury while on active duty which caused him or her to lose natural reproductive ability, according to TRICARE.

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  • Why Employers Must Help Employees Address Them

    Modern life is complicated.  That’s true for everyone, but it’s especially true for your employees who have families or want to have families.  The majority of married couples are in two-income households, according to the Pew Research Center.   When both partners work, having and caring for children is increasingly difficult.  Yet most households need two incomes to support themselves and their children, and many women and men do …

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  • Planning Ahead for a Getaway

    Many of us are longing for a summer vacation that isn’t a staycation.  But what if you’re in IVF treatment?

    There may be times in your IVF cycle when you need to stay home, but, often, it’s okay to travel if you plan ahead.

    1. Check with Your …
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  • Nice-to-Have or Essential?

    In recent years, more and more companies have begun offering family-building benefits to their employees.  The trend started in high tech, and expanded to banking, consulting, law firms, and other companies in competitive fields.

    Providing fertility treatment coverage and …

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  • More than Success Rates

    When you and your partner decide it’s time to get fertility treatment, you need to find a reproductive endocrinologist.  That’s a physician with special qualifications who focuses on reproductive endocrinology and infertility treatment.

    You may …

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  • What You Need to Know

    Fertility medications are a normal part of fertility treatment and are commonly used in IUI and IVF.  They are used to stimulate ovulation, prepare your body for IVF treatment, and to help avoid recurrent pregnancy loss.

    Your reproductive endocrinologist will develop a treatment …

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  • How Larger Benefit Buckets Support Inclusivity

    Infertility used to be regarded as a “woman’s problem.” Over time, research and medical practice came to recognize the importance of male factor infertility and to develop treatments for men’s fertility problems as well.  Benefits for fertility treatment focused on coverage of specific conditions and treatments.

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