Legislation

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.

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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.

Legislative Proposals

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:

Agard, Melissa

Larson, Chris

Smith, Jeff

Taylor, Lena

Wirch, Bob

 

Representatives Who Co-Sponsored Resolution:

Meyers, Beth

Hebl, Gary

Bowen, David

Anderson, Jimmy

Doyle, Steve

Vruwink, Don

Baldeh, Samba

Billings, Jill

Cabral-Guevara, Rachael

Cabrera, Marisabel

Conley, Sue

Hesselbein, Diane

Hintz, Gordon

Milroy, Nick

Myers, LaKeshia

Neubauer, Greta

Ortiz-Velez, Sylvia

Rodriguez, Sara

Shelton, Kristina

Sinicki, Christine

Subeck, Lisa

Snodgrass, Lee

Vining, Robyn

Other States Are Leading the Way

The following 13 state currently help their residents with fertility coverage insurance:

2017

  • 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.

      

2018

  • 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.

     

2019

  • 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