In January of 2020, updates to existing insurance laws in New York State will go into effect that will give coverage to millions of people impacted by infertility. The legislation was passed in April of 2019 as part of the state’s budget plan. Improving access for fertility treatments to patients has been a goal of advocacy groups, medical professionals and corporate partners for several years. Specifically, the updated law:
- Provides up to three IVF cycles to people who get their health insurance from a fully-insured employer who has coverage on the Large Group market (companies with 100 or more employees).
- Provides medically necessary fertility preservation medical treatments for people facing infertility caused by a medical intervention, such as radiation, medication, or surgery, in all commercial markets, including those getting insurance from the Individual market, as well as the fully-insured Small Group and Large Group markets.
- Prohibits delivery of insurance coverage from discriminating based on age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity.