Maryland Becomes Third State to Enact Law on Fertility Preservation Coverage! Read more about the fertility preservation bill.
Fertility Preservation Bill
- Pena-Melnyk, Mathias
This bill requires insurers to provide coverage for certain fertility preservation procedures; MD already has an IVF mandate. Only includes “standard” procedures for “medically necessary” procedures to prevent “iatrogenic infertility.”
Originally introduced: 2017. After hearings in Assembly and Senate, bill withdrawn; sent to Maryland Healthcare Commission for fiscal analysis.
Spearheaded by a coalition: the AFP, the Ulman Fund, Ferring, Shady Grove & Resolve
- Maryland Healthcare Commission Report [pdf]
- Maryland Dept. of Legislative Services Fiscal Note (2017) [pdf]
- Maryland lawmakers pass legislation to help preserve the fertility of cancer patients
- Gov. Hogan signs bill requiring insurers to pay for preserving eggs and sperm of cancer patients (The Baltimore Sun)
- Governor Signs Bill Regarding Cancer Patients’ Fertility (U.S. News)
- Ulman Cancer Fund Press Release