BUILDING A FAMILY IS CHALLENGING
The incidence of infertility is high and continues to grow. Couples are beginning families later than ever, beyond the ideal age for fertility in women. More single women and members of the LGBTQ+ community are embarking on the journey to parenthood. However, lack of adequate financial resources can delay, or even end their journey to fertility treatment before it begins. Progyny is redefining fertility and family building benefits by making dreams of parenthood come true.
Couples Requiring Fertility Treatment
1 in 8 couples need
8.1% of millennials identify as LGBTQ+ and
need access to fertility coverage to build their family**
Single Parents by Choice
Rising pregnancy rate
for women aged 30+***
*Infertility. (2016, July 15). Retrieved January 19, 2017, from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/infertility.htm
**Gallup (2018, May 22). Retrieved July 20, 2018, from https://news.gallup.com/poll/234863/estimate-lgbt-population-rises.aspx
***The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017). National Vital Statistics Report. Retrieved January 22, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf
Why We Need Smarter Fertility Benefits
Fertility treatments are expensive — the cost of care for a successful outcome usually runs up to $70,000 — which is prohibitive for many without insurance coverage. However, conventional fertility coverage is limited to a fixed dollar amount, usually between $15,000 to $25,000 — which means these fertility benefits do not cover the entire cost of treatment. This carrier-based coverage is further restricted by pre-certification and diagnosis requirements, making fertility treatments inaccessible to many. These things combined compel many to make cost-based decisions resulting in poor treatments such as multiple embryo transfer which often results in twins.
Progyny’s unique, all-inclusive plan design focuses on outcomes rather than cost, which means fertility specialists can tailor treatment to each member’s unique needs. This smarter approach makes it possible for members and physicians to develop and pursue customized, effective treatments the first time, with the highest chance for a successful singleton pregnancy that’s healthier for both mother and baby.
1The Cost of IUI. (n.d.). Retrieved July 2019, from https://www.fertilityiq.com/iui-or-artificial-insemination/the-cost-of-iui#components-of-iui-cycle-cost
2Schorsch, M., Gomez, R., Hahn, T., Hoelscher-Obermaier, J., Seufert, R., & Skala, C. (2013). Success Rate of Inseminations Dependent on Maternal Age? An Analysis of 4246 Insemination Cycles. Geburtshilfe Und Frauenheilkunde, 73(08), 808–811. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1350615
3The Cost of IVF by City. (n.d.). Retrieved July 2019, from https://www.fertilityiq.com/topics/ivf/the-cost-of-ivf-by-city
4Calcualted based off of 2017 CDC live national birth rates
Reinforcing Your Company Values
Building a strong corporate culture is essential to the success of your company. It plays a significant role in attracting and retaining talent. Comprehensive fertility and family building benefits — accessible to all —send an important message of inclusivity and support to a diverse workforce longing to start a family. It reinforces your company values and elevates family building as a priority. Whether you already offer fertility and family building benefits or are looking to add or expand them, our easy-to-implement solution helps your company get the most value from its benefit dollar.
% of Employees Willing to Change Jobs to Ensure Fertility Coverage
RMANJ. (2015). INFERTILITY IN AMERICA 2015 SURVEY AND REPORT. Retrieved January 22, 2018, from
The Cost of Inadequate Fertility Coverage
Wasted time seeking ineffective treatments as well as overwhelming financial and emotional stress lead to absenteeism and productivity loss — which adversely affects the health of your entire organization. What’s more, inadequate fertility coverage leads to poor treatment decisions. The result? Multiple births, including high-risk prenatal care, NICU stays, and other chronic health complications. Employers unknowingly bear the cost for these complications — whether they offer fertility benefits or not. The Progyny all-inclusive benefit plan focuses on a faster path to pregnancy by incenting the best clinical practices which result in a healthy singleton birth.
Healthcare expenses for multiple and singleton pregnancies*
Lemos, E. V., Zhang, D., Voorhis, B. J., & Hu, X. H. (2013). Healthcare expenses associated with multiple vs singleton pregnancies in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 209(6). doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.10.005, adjusted for medical inflation; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11358.
Employee Health & Well-being
Your employees are struggling with fertility challenges more than you may realize. Treatments are emotionally and physically exhausting. Many employees abandon their dreams of becoming parents because the financial, emotional and physical toll is just too high. The Progyny approach delivers comprehensive fertility solutions that make your employees’ dreams achievable. Our Patient Care Advocates provide critical emotional support and clinical guidance which are essential to success.
• RMANJ. (2015). INFERTILITY IN AMERICA 2015 SURVEY AND REPORT. Retrieved January 22, 2018, from
•• Crawford, N. M., Hoff, H. S., & Mersereau, J. E. (2017). Infertile women who screen positive for depression are less likely to initiate fertility treatments. Human Reproduction. doi:10.1093/humrep/dew351
The true costs of employees with fertility challenges show up across your organization. Conventional benefits and unmanaged fertility treatments often lead to high twinning rates — which means longer hospital stays, extended maternity leaves, decreased productivity and company disruption. Progyny pioneers a fertility benefit solution that reduces twinning rates far below the national average, delivering healthier pregnancies and heathier babies.
*Births: Provisional Data for 2016, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/report002.pdf
**CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, May 2015