Coverage for Standard Fertility Preservation Services

On October 12, 2019, Gov. Newsom signed SB 600 into law. The new law requires insurers to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a covered treatment may cause iatrogenic infertility for a participant. Iatrogenic infertility is defined as infertility caused indirectly or directly by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other medical treatment. For example, if a participant with cancer has received chemotherapy, standard fertility preservation services would be a covered basic health care service and could not be declined as an infertility expense. The law is effective January 1, 2020.

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