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Most Health Insurance Plans Don’t Cover Fertility Treatments

Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Treatments for infertility can be very expensive. The average cost of one round of in-vitro fertilization is $12,400; it often takes several cycles in order for it to be successful. Meanwhile, many women choose to implant multiple embryos for greater chances of success.

Not only are the actual treatments expensive, but they can lead to high-risk pregnancies and the complications that often result from multiple births. Due to the high cost, most health insurance plans don’t cover fertility treatments. The number of plans that include infertility coverage has decreased over the past decade.

Those that do are typically larger employers. In those cases, oral medications that promote fertility are more likely to be covered except for a nominal co-payment.

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