Access Initiatives

The California Managed Healthcare Initiative

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In 2016, the AFP studied and considered alternative approaches to legislative mandates for fertility preservation insurance coverage. After meetings with the Governor’s Office and the Department of Managed Healthcare in California, a potential channel for change emerged: the managed healthcare system’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) mechanism. In 2016, funds were expended to develop resources about this process, to catalyze patient and physician use of this process to challenge coverage denials.

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Coalition Building

In 2016, the AFP began building active partnerships with other young adult cancer organizations and infertility organizations to work together toward coverage.

The Coalition to Protect Parenthood After Cancer (CPPAC)

This is a national coalition of organizations, companies, and institutions who have decided to pool resources and ideas to call for coverage for the patients that we each represent. The AFP is proud to be a founding member of CPPAC. To learn more about the group, or to get involved, go to: