Fertility benefits are integral to supporting employees of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures—and it’s time that employers start prioritizing these benefits as must-haves in order to give all employees more inclusive opportunities in their family planning.
During the pandemic, fertility preservation procedures like egg freezing have dramatically increased as more and more women are delaying their plans to get pregnant or reducing the number of children they plan to have. Other women realized that dating during the pandemic was...different, causing an increased demand for more family planning options.
Dr. Fahimeh Sasan, a founding physician at Kindbody, a national chain of egg freezing clinics, says, “For a lot of patients, dating has changed and they’re saying, ‘I thought I would have a lot of opportunities to date and I can’t date right now.’ Being single during the pandemic felt very different from being single pre-pandemic—you’re not going to parties and networking or even meeting people at work.”
Plus, infertility is common—12 percent of women in the US aged 15 to 44 have issues with fertility and the number of people diagnosed with infertility in the past 25 years has grown by 20 percent. With fertility treatments being extremely costly (the average price of fertility treatments can range anywhere from $5,000 to 75,000), fertility benefits like parental leave and assistance with adoption, in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and surrogacy are a great way for employers to help guide their workers through the financially, emotionally, and physically taxing process of starting a family.
Many companies have begun to recognize the importance and impact of these benefits, with 71 percent of companies looking into offering fertility benefits to support DEI objectives and 58 percent of benefit managers saying it would be discriminatory not to offer fertility benefits by 2025. Here are just a few of the companies who’ve begun prioritizing fertility benefits and assisting employees’ in their journey to parenthood.
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47 companies that offer awesome fertility benefits:
What they offer: Assistance for adoption; surrogacy; egg, embryo, and sperm freezing and storage; artificial insemination; breast milk transportation; and some coverage of fertilization, culture, and semen analysis for gestational carriers.
What they offer: A $50,000 lifetime maximum for IVF treatment and pre-implantation screening coverage.
What they offer: Infertility treatment coverage, infertility treatment specialists, and personalized support from a patient care advocate.
What they offer: Benefits of up to $35,000 for adoption and surrogacy.
What they offer: $20,000 worth of fertility treatments.
What they offer: Unlimited coverage for IVF and egg freezing.
What they offer: Unlimited IVF coverage after an infertility diagnosis.
What they offer: Coverage of four IVF cycles.
What they offer: Unlimited fertility coverage.
What they offer: Discounts for IVF, artificial insemination, and egg freezing.
What they offer: Up to $20,000 for adoption or surrogacy assistance and up to $50,000 for harvesting and storing eggs, sperm, or embryos without an infertility diagnosis.
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What they offer: Unlimited access to IVF. Fun fact? Chanel is one of the only companies in the fashion industry to offer infertility coverage.
What they offer: Six weeks of 100 percent paid leave following an adoption, three rounds of IVF per lifetime, and fertility preservation coverage.
14. Clif Bar
What they offer: Adoption, infertility assistance, and paid parental leave.
What they offer: $10,000 annually and $20,000 lifetime coverage for adoption assistance and fertility assistance.
What they offer: Adoption assistance, two weeks off for non-primary caregivers, and two full cycles of IVF.
What they offer: 12 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birthing parents, fertility reimbursement and aid up to $10,000 annually, adoption assistance up to $10,000 annually, and new parent support with unlimited access to over 20 specialties of women’s and family health providers.
What they offer: Reimbursement of up to $20,000 annually for infertility claims and egg freezing.
19. Ernst & Young
What they offer: Up to $25,000 per couple for fertility, surrogacy, adoption, and egg freezing assistance.
What they offer: $100,000 for four cycles of IVF (pending proof of eligibility for fertility treatment) and preimplantation genetic screening, and $20,000 for surrogacy benefits.
What they offer: A $20,000 lifetime benefit for infertility expenses.
22. Goldman Sachs
What they offer: Adoption assistance, egg donation and egg retrieval stipends, and egg freezing assistance.
What they offer: Three cycles of IVF, fertility consultations, and egg freezing assistance.
What they offer: Up to $20,000 lifetime maximum that includes egg freezing and embryo freezing.
What they offer: Egg freezing coverage.
What they offer: Up to $10,000 for adoption assistance, fertility assistance, and family planning.
What they offer: Up to $40,000 for fertility treatments, $20,000 for prescription coverage, and $15,000 for adoption assistance with no lifetime maximum.
What they offer: A $30,000 lifetime maximum for fertility treatments with no clinic restrictions and $20,000 adoption and surrogacy reimbursements.
What they offer: Unlimited benefits for fertility treatments after a consultation with an infertility support provider.
What they offer: Coverage for IVF, frozen embryo transfers, artificial insemination, and fertility medications.
What they offer: Eight weeks of fully paid leave to non-birth mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents; fertility, pregnancy, and parenting advice; full treatment and medication coverage for artificial insemination, IVF, and egg freezing; and unlimited guidance and support from a patient care advocate.
What they offer: A flexible allowance of $10,000 per employee, per lifetime that can be used toward fertility treatments, egg freezing, adoption fees, or surrogacy fees.
33. News Corp
What they offer: Three Smart Cycles per lifetime and a $30,000 lifetime maximum for infertility prescription drug services.
What they offer: Adoption assistance of up to $5,000 per child, egg freezing, and a one-time $20,000 reimbursement.
What they offer: Up to four rounds of IVF treatments, up to $20,000 for surrogacy assistance, and up to $5,000 for employees who adopt.
What they offer: Adoption assistance and a $25,000 family planning benefit that covers IVF, egg freezing, and more.
What they offer: Up to $25,000 per lifetime for fertility assistance.
What they offer: Assistance with egg, embryo, and sperm freezing, IVF, and artificial insemination; a $10,000 adoption reimbursement per child; and a $10,000 surrogacy reimbursement.
What they offer: Adoption support, fertility benefits, and family leave.
What they offer: Unlimited fertility coverage pending eligibility for fertility treatment.
What they offer: Up to $10,000 per adoption, surrogacy, or artificial insemination; and a $20,000 IVF benefit to all employees.
What they offer: A reimbursement of up to $5,000 for infertility treatments and adoption reimbursement of 100 percent of all eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000 per child.
What they offer: Egg freezing assistance and a reimbursement of 80 percent of incurred costs, up to an annual max of $10,000 and a lifetime max of $20,000.
What they offer: Unlimited IVF coverage.
What they offer: Reimbursement for IVF, egg freezing, and surrogacy expenses.
What they offer: Reimbursement for IVF, egg freezing, and surrogacy expenses.
What they offer: Adoption assistance, embryo genetic testing and IVF assistance, and embryo storage up to one year.
What they offer: $10,000 per household for adoption assistance and eight weeks paid parental leave for non-delivering parents.