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OPM urged to commit to protecting IVF in federal health insurance

May 24, 2024
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The Biden administration is again putting pressure on the federal-employee health care system to protect and expand coverage for infertility treatments as reproductive care becomes increasingly politicized in states that question its use.

The Office of Personnel Management shapes priorities for the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, and this summer it will be negotiating final rates and terms with its providers for the 2025 plan year. Seeing an opportunity to voice their expectations, more than 100 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to OPM on Monday urging it to require all FEHB carriers to cover IVF medical treatments and medications.

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