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 benefits and making dreams of parenthood come true.

Couples Requiring Fertility Treatment

couples requiring donor tissue

1 in 8 couples need
fertility treatment*

LGBTQ+ Community

LGBTQ Community

8.1% of millennials identify as LGBTQ+ and
need access to fertility coverage to build their family**

Single Parents by Choice

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.

Emotional Toll of Infertility

Couples struggling with infertility (and those going through treatment) are suffering emotionally. They have higher rates of absenteeism and their workplace productivity suffers. Most people feel like they have no one to talk to. Any fertility solution needs to consider this emotional toll. Progyny’s concierge program provides crucial clinical and emotional support — both of which are essential for successful outcomes.

• RMANJ. (2015). INFERTILITY IN AMERICA 2015 SURVEY AND REPORT. Retrieved January 22, 2018, from
http://www.rmanj.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RMANJ_Infertility-In-America-SurveyReport-_04152015.pdf
•• 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