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Research Letter
November 13, 2019

Provision of Insurance Coverage for IVF by a Large Employer and Changes in IVF Rates Among Health Plan Enrollees

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Urology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • 2University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor
  • 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • 4Medical Benefits and Strategy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 5University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor
JAMA. 2019;322(19):1920-1921. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.16055

In 2010, 12.1% of US couples reported problems becoming pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term,1 and many required in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive. However, IVF is expensive2 and typically not covered by insurance.3 Some employers now offer insurance plans with IVF coverage, but the association of employer-sponsored coverage with use of IVF has not been studied.