October 7, 2014

Most U-M medical plans to cover in vitro fertilization

On the recommendation of the Medical Benefits Advisory Committee, the university will expand its current coverage of infertility diagnosis, drug therapy and counseling to include in vitro fertilization.

The new coverage takes effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and applies to most U-M medical plans.

The expansion will provide IVF coverage for women through age 42 who have been diagnosed with infertility. Individuals contribute a co-insurance of 20 percent of the cost, and the remainder is covered by the plan up to a $20,000 lifetime maximum.

Everyone who is eligible for IVF will have access to a clinical provider in the U-M Health System, where procedures must take place. IVF services at non-UMHS providers will not be covered.

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