As we all have come to know insurance coverage is hit or miss when it comes to Fertility coverage. Below is a list put out by the Today show listing the company’s that offer Fertility coverage in there insurance benefits. As we live our fertility journey we find that including medication, consultation and IVF, total costs can vary regionally but are often at the top $23,000 per patient per round, according to FertilityIQ, a website that crowdsources and verifies data on fertility treatment options. As patients we have found that sometimes there is a need for multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant.
According to FertilityIQ, Pinterest will be offering one of the most generous fertility benefits to its employees. Malorie Lucich, head of product communications at Pinterest, said the San Francisco-based startup began offering IVF benefits to employees in 2016 and increased the coverage to $20,000 this year. Starting in 2018, the image-search platform will cover up to four rounds of IVF per employee with no dollar limit.
“Our people team in HR is really good at talking to different teams and individuals,” Lucich said. “They have their ears to the ground on what employees need. That’s where the idea for the benefits initially came from. It’s been the same case with the adoption benefit and the surrogacy benefit.” (Those benefits will remain at $5,000 and $20,000 respectively, non-taxable.)
Pinterest’s, CEO Ben Silbermann offers four months of paid parental leave to moms and even dads. The paid time off can be taken at any time over the course of a year, and a fifth transition month in which parents are only required to come in one day a week and will receive full pay.
This is the second year FertilityIQ has compiled a report on employers offering IVF benefits based on users submitting copies of their employee benefits plans. Tech startups like Facebook and Spotify appeared high on the list in both years.
I will continue to work on some research to add to this list. I just wanted to post this for those of you that are looking. Hope this helps.