The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently released federal benefits information for the 2023 plan year, expanding coverage for family building for federal employees and their family members.
Did you know? "All federal insurance carriers will provide coverage for standard fertility preservation procedures for individuals facing the possibility of medically induced (iatrogenic) infertility, including infertility associated with cancer treatments or risk-reducing surgery".
This is an excellent model of what insurance providers could do to ensure that cancer does not impede the process for those considering childbearing. Given the costs of procedures for preservation and the limited time survivors have for pre-treatment decision-making this is good news.
To learn more visit: https://www.facingourrisk.org/privacy-policy-legal/advocacy/fertility-services-now-covered-by-federal-employee-health-plans or call: (OPM) @ 202-606-1234