Public policymakers, employers and insurers in Wisconsin have been slow to recognize infertility as a disease. The time to change this is NOW!. We believe that people should not have to spend their life savings, second mortgage their home, or incur thousands of dollars of/in debt to treat a disease and to fulfill a fundamental aspect of life the desire to bear children and raise a family.
Wisconsin's fertility grade is.... C
Our state does NOT current have a law covering fertility treatments and/or fertility preservation.
There are 172,307 women in Wisconsin, regardless of martial status, who have experienced physical difficulty in getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to live birth.
LRB 2425 - Proclaiming April 18-24 National Infertility Awareness Week
Resolution Authors: Senator Kelda Roys (D-Madison) & Representative Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire)
Senators Who Co-Sponsored Resolution:
Representatives Who Co-Sponsored Resolution:
Other States Are Leading the Way
The following 13 state currently help their residents with fertility coverage insurance:
CT updates IVF law to be more inclusive, adds “medically necessary” fertility preservation.
RI updates IVF law to add fertility preservation for iatrogenic (medically-induced) infertility.
NJ updates IVF law to provide coverage for same sex couples, single women, state/school employees and to reduce waiting period.
MD passes new fertility preservation law for iatrogenic infertility.
IL passes new fertility preservation law for iatrogenic infertility.
DE passes new infertility insurance law, including IVF and fertility preservation for iatrogenic infertility.
NY updates infertility insurance law to cover IVF and fertility preservation for iatrogenic infertility.
NH passes new infertility insurance law, including IVF and fertility preservation for iatrogenic infertility.
CA passes fertility preservation legislation for iatrogenic infertility, awaiting Governor’s signature