Coverage is Expanded for Infertility Treatment

Members of our Commercial fully insured plans in Rhode Island

September 26, 2017  

Members of our Commercial fully insured plans in Rhode Island should be aware of important coverage changes that pertain to infertility services effective August 1, 2017.

Commercial fully insured plans now include coverage for standard fertility preservation services when medically necessary treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.1  The requirement that a member must be married in order to be eligible to receive infertility services has also been removed. Applicable member cost-sharing will continue to apply.

These coverage changes follow recent amendments to Rhode Island law and are effective August 1, 2017 for all Commercial fully insured plans.

If you are unsure whether you are enrolled in a fully insured plan, refer to your benefit documents (Summary of Benefits and Coverage, or Evidence of Coverage), or contact your group benefits administrator.

  1. Iatrogenic infertility is an impairment of fertility caused by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or other medical treatment affecting reproductive organs or processes.