Rhode Island Advocacy

2021 Advocacy Efforts 

Resolve New England (RNE) is not actively advocating in Rhode Island this session. RNE was a proud member of the Rhode Islanders for Parentage Equality coalition that advocated successfully for the Rhode Island Parentage Act, which passed in July 2020. 

Rhode Island Fertility Insurance

Yes, Rhode Island has a Fertility Insurance Law. It passed in 1989 and has been amended several times.

Summary

The Rhode Island Fertility Insurance Law provides coverage for:

    • Diagnosis and treatment of infertility for women between the ages of 25-42
    • Fertility preservation

Legal Definition of Infertility

“Infertility” means the condition of an otherwise healthy individual who is unable to conceive or sustain a pregnancy during a period of one year.

Limits

The health insurance contract may limit coverage to a lifetime cap of $100,000.

Exemptions

Employers who self-insured are exempt from the Rhode Island insurance mandate requirements.

For more information about the Rhode Island Insurance Mandate, please consult RI Gen. Laws sections 27-18-3027-19-2327-20-20 and 27-41-33

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