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Lawmakers urging expanded IVF coverage for FEHB enrollees

April 24, 2024 ,

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Enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program just began seeing better coverage of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for the first time this year. But some members of Congress are looking to take things a step further.

More than 175 House and Senate Democrats are urging the Office of Personnel Management to require every FEHB carrier to expand their offerings and cover costs for both infertility treatments and medications, starting in plan year 2025.

That requirement “would reflect the reality that IVF is one of the most effective treatments for families struggling with infertility, and growing in popularity, with its usage nearly doubling from 2012 to 2021,” the lawmakers, led by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), wrote in a letter to OPM Tuesday.

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