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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 5, 2022 11:47 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatments
 
In the near future, I intend to reintroduce legislation amending The Insurance Company Law of 1921 by adding language that will provide for the coverage of infertility treatments and medication.

Many couples across Pennsylvania and the nation want nothing more than to conceive a child and start a family. Unfortunately, for some couples, this is not possible without the use of costly infertility treatments that are not always covered by health insurance policies. My legislation would require all health insurance policies that provide pregnancy-related benefits within the Commonwealth to also provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.

Infertility drugs are also very costly, but are often used to increase the success of infertility treatment. Therefore, my legislation would prohibit insurance companies from imposing any exclusions, limitations, or other restrictions on coverage of infertility drugs that are different from those imposed on any other prescription drugs.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 19 states—including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and West Virginia—have passed laws that require insurers to either cover or offer coverage for infertility diagnosis and treatment.

It is my hope that the passage of this legislation will allow those couples that want to start a family to do so without the worry of oftentimes burdensome cost of infertility treatments. I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

This is a reintroduction of SB 339 from the 2021-22 legislative session. Co-sponsors included: COSTA, FONTANA, MUTH, CAPPELLETTI, COMITTA, HAYWOOD, KEARNEY and SANTARSIERO. 



Introduced as SB475