For decades, the definition of infertility has restricted access to essential medical care for LGBTQ+ couples and single parents-to-be who need the help of fertility treatment to build their families. But what does "infertility" really look like in the LGBTQ+ community? Many in the LGBTQ+ community don't struggle with physiological infertility, but still need fertility treatment or donors to help build their families.
One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to explore their options for LGBTQ+ family-building is, “How much is this all going to cost?” An important question - with a complex answer. Here's what you need to know about finances, insurance, and open enrollment.
One of the most frustrating parts of family building is discovering how limiting insurance coverage can be. With the recent announcement of an updated definition of "infertility," LGBTQ+ parents-to-be are finally included. Here's what that means for you.
The financial aspect of family building can be confusing and overwhelming, and even after you understand your benefits and fertility treatment costs, affording the care you need can feel like an insurmountable hurdle. In this guide, you'll learn how much it really costs for two hopeful moms to have a baby, how to navigate insurance coverage (if you have it), and much more.
There's no denying it - the financial aspect of LGBTQ+ family building can be confusing and downright overwhelming. After working with patients and insurance companies for decades, we’ve combined our knowledge and experience to provide an in-depth guide to your options, the best questions to ask HR, and how to make the most of your coverage.
One of the first questions intended parents ask when considering working with a gestational carrier to grow their family is, "How much is this all going to cost?" In this guide, we will answer that question with a focus on how surrogate compensation works and how much surrogates typically make to carry a pregnancy.
New legislation in New York state will require insurance providers to cover same-sex family building without discrimination. In early 2021, New York state Governor Cuomo's office announced a directive requiring insurance providers to provide immediate coverage for fertility treatment, regardless of a patient's sexual orientation or gender identity. In the words of Cuomo, "Every New Yorker regardless of sexual orientation or gender identify should have the same opportunity to conceive a family, and we must do everything we can to ensure cost is not a barrier...In New York State, we believe love is what makes a family and that the law must work for everyone. This action will go a long way toward achieving that goal." Here at Gay Parents to Be and RMA of Connecticut, we are proud to work with prospective parents from all over the world, but with offices in Connecticut and New York, we hope that this historic declaration will make a difference for patients right in our backyard. In this blog, we'll unpack how this change might impact future parents, what will (and won't) be covered, and how we're hoping to learn more.