Insurance Coverage for Infertility
Currently only 16 states have infertility insurance coverage laws, and six states have fertility preservation laws for iatrogenic (medically-induced) infertility. In the state of North Dakota there is no insurance mandate for infertility diagnosis or treatment. Under North Dakota’s current law, patients bear the responsibility of covering the costs of diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the cause of the fertility problem and the therapy used to treat the problem, that cost can be considerable. A major impediment to access to treatment to resolve infertility is insurance coverage.
We are gearing up for the 2021 North Dakota Legislative Session bringing SB 2233 back. We invite you to join us at the Capital for Advocacy Day.
During the 2019 North Dakota legislative session, an infertility care and cancer preservation bill moved through committee. SB 2233 did not pass, we will be back during the 2021 session. Until then we will continue to raise awareness on infertility. We would like to thank our bill sponsors and those patients who testified on behalf of this bill.