Fertility treatments are expensive, and they’re usually not covered by insurance. So, what do you do when you need IVF, but you can’t afford the associated bills?
Over the course of her 10-year fertility journey, Brandi Kline found herself asking that question time and again. She had a good fulltime job, but no coverage for fertility treatments. Where did she turn when she was running out of hope? Starbucks.
Brandi shares with us her story of resilience and resourcefulness, how she got her fertility treatments covered by working part-time at Starbucks, and how after a complicated and draining experience, she is now a mother to a beautiful baby.
Guest: Brandi Kline
Host: Julie Stadlbauer, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Progyny
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Julie is a national sales executive with more than two decades of experience in the east and west coasts helping large, national customers achieve their health and productivity goals. Julie is particularly passionate about Progyny’s mission – to ensure that anyone can have a child when they want. Prior to Progyny, Julie has held various national sales and leadership roles with Cigna, Health Net, Bloom Health and ConsumerMedical.
Brandi is an Iowa native and graduated from Iowa State Alumni with a degree in early childhood special education. She currently resides in Kansas City where she works for a wonderful company that provides software solutions for teachers and therapists that work with individuals with Autism.
She’s a huge animal lover with two dogs, a Papillon and a German Shepherd, and provides foster care for local animal rescues. Brandi spends any spare time she can get with her loving husband, Dusty, and the beautiful new baby girl, Charlotte (Charli).
Music From This Episode:
Artist: Andy G. Cohen
Track: Land Legs
Track: Space (Full)
Artist: Mystery Mammal
Artist: Kai Engel
Artist: Sergey Cheremisinov
Track: When You Leave
Track: What Was That Spectacular Sound Production?
Artist: Rest You Sleeping Giant
Track: End of Winter
Artist: Chris Zabriskie
Track: Your Mother’s Daughter
Artist: Marco Trovatello
Track: Southfolk 1st Division