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Fertility Preservation Bill

S8441B, Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments
S 3148; A 02646 The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA) (full bill)

Summary

This bill seeks to update New York state’s infertility insurance mandate to include up-to-date treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), which is currently excluded. The bill adds coverage for standard fertility preservation treatments for those facing iatrogenic infertility.

Bill History

New Senate Bill Introduced, S8441B, Passed Senate: 2018
Introduced in both the Assembly and the Senate: 1/20/17 referred to their Insurance Committees.
Passed Assembly Ins. Cmte.: 5/16/17, referred to Codes Committee
Current Status: INACTIVE

Background

This bill was introduced by Senator Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. It has been spearheaded by RESOLVE. The AFP has been working with RESOLVE, Ferring, ASRM, and other organizations to organize support for this bill, principally providing resources and information regarding the fertility preservation aspects of the bill.

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