Workers are seeing more fertility benefits at tech companies
You might want to consider taking a job at a high-tech company, as fertility benefits at tech companies are becoming more common. The physicians at our Austin fertility center are champions of accessible fertility care, and support the efforts of tech companies to help their employees access the treatments they need to become parents.
Why fertility benefits at tech companies are becoming more common
The physicians at our Austin fertility center know that typical benefits packages at companies include health, vision and dental insurance, but most policies do not cover anything more than diagnostic fertility testing. However, more employers in the tech-space view this as a problem, as they view fertility care as a fundamental part of healthcare. However, this is just one reason why fertility benefits at tech companies are becoming more common.
Fertility benefits also give employees flexible family planning options. Rather than having their employees feel torn between starting a family and growing a career, companies are offering egg freezing to allow workers to delay childbearing until they are stable in their careers and ready to be parents. Some employees are so relieved that they have this reproductive freedom that they cry tears of joy when they learn that they have access to fertility preservation.
By offering fertility benefits, companies are able to create an inclusive work environment and stay competitive by attracting a wider talent pool. Young women who are interested in egg freezing, couples who need treatments to overcome fertility issues and LGBT couples who need third party reproduction to become parents would all be interested in a company that offers benefits that could help them afford these fertility treatments.
Are fertility benefits the future?
Although the number of companies offering fertility benefits is growing, the physicians at our Austin fertility center think that it will take some time before fertility benefits are the norm in benefits packages. However, Kaylen Silverberg MD and the other TFC fertility specialists will continue their lobbying efforts for increased insurance coverage of fertility testing and treatment.
If you have questions about your insurance coverage, please contact us.