Kutner Comments on Coverage for Fertility Treatments in NewsdayOctober 25, 2019 | |
Christopher Kutner was quoted in the Newsday article, “Delayed childbirth helps push a boom in LI’s fertility business.” The article explores the growth in fertility treatments.
A new New York state regulation, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, will require employers with 100 workers or more and fully insured health plans to cover some fertility treatments. The cost of in vitro fertilization, for example, can cost up to $20,000 per cycle, and treatments can require multiple cycles before being successful. A fully insured plan is one in which an employer contracts with a state-regulated insurance carrier to pay employee health claims.
Under the new rules, approximately 50% of New Yorkers with health coverage would be eligible for the benefits. “I recommend, 100 percent, to talk to your human resources group and find out where your insurance is issued,” Chris said.
- Christopher J. Kutner