Current Connecticut law requires private insurance providers to cover fertility treatment only for people who meet a limited definition of “infertility” — one that excludes most people who are LGBTQ+ or single. Paying out-of-pocket for expensive fertility care, such as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), is not accessible for most people who do not have fertility insurance coverage. This barrier disproportionately impacts people of color, particularly Black women who are more likely to suffer from infertility and experience other healthcare inequities.

HB0524 and HB05378 will expand access to fertility insurance coverage by updating the definition of infertility to encompass the many ways people build their families.