2023 Advocacy Efforts
Resolve New England (RNE) is actively advocating in Vermont this session. Learn how you can get involved below, contact Kate with any questions, and/or join our Vermont Fertility Advocacy group on Facebook.
Vermont Fertility Insurance
No, Vermont unfortunately does not have a Fertility Insurance Law…YET
2023-2024 Family Building Legislation
An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services (H.369)
Lead Sponsors: Rep. Mari Cordes
An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services (S.63)
Lead Sponsor: Sen. Ruth Hardy
Co-sponsors: Sens. Virginia Lyons, Andrew Perchlik, Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Tanya Vyhovsky, Anne Watson, and Rebecca White
Without insurance coverage, most Vermont residents do not have access to fertility care. The majority of Vermonters do not have fertility coverage and Insurance companies seem to regard fertility services as elective or not “medically necessary”. As a result, most households seeking fertility treatments must pay out-of-pocket to cover the medical expenses, which is impossible for many. This bill enhances fertility treatment accessibility by requiring in-state private insurance and Medicaid plans to provide coverage for fertility services, thereby bridging the gap in access to care.
H. 369 has its committee hearing on May 4th. YOU can help!
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
2. Email a letter (Word or PDF) to the Health Care Committee assistant Clare at [email protected] and CC your own VT state representatives.
Use the email template below to get started, but know that personalized messages are the most impactful!
If you have any questions or would like some assistance, email Kate at [email protected]!
VT Fertility Template Letter, May 2023
House Health Care Committee
Vermont State House
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
Dear Chair Houghton, Vice Chair McFaun, and Health Care committee members,
I am writing to express my strong support for H.369, “An act relating to health insurance and Medicaid coverage for fertility-related services” and respectfully ask that the committee advance this bill next year. This legislation would require private health insurance plans and Vermont Medicaid to provide coverage for fertility care.
Health insurance policies in Vermont should provide coverage for fertility diagnostic care, fertility treatment, and medically necessary fertility preservation.
[Briefly describe your OWN story, with emphasis on financial/emotional implications to your family of the lack of fertility coverage.]
Thank you for your consideration.
[Your Home Address – if Vermont]
[Your Organization – if applicable]
[Phone Number and/or email address]