UPDATE: On October 12, Connecticut Comptroller Sean Scanlon announced the expansion of the state’s employee healthcare coverage to enable LGBTQ+ people and single people to access fertility healthcare on the same basis as heterosexual couples. The following week, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine updated its definition of “infertility” to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ and single people.

What is FACT?

Fertility Access CT (FACT) is a campaign to improve access to fertility care so all Connecticut residents have access to the medical care they need to build their families. The campaign is comprised of organizations and individuals who support legislation that will ensure equity in access to family building and reproductive health care.

What does Promoting Equity in Fertility Care Legislation do?

The FACT campaign supports legislation that will update Connecticut law to do two key things:

1. Ensure the State’s Fertility Care Insurance Mandate Covers LGBTQ+ People

Under Connecticut’s current law, private insurance companies are only required to cover fertility treatments for people who have been diagnosed “infertile.” Infertility is defined in reference to heterosexual intercourse, so LGBTQ+ and single people who need to access fertility care are often excluded.

The new law would make Connecticut’s law inclusive of all families, by requiring insurance coverage for LGBTQ+ and single individuals who need medical care to build their families as well as people who are diagnosed infertile.

2. Provide that the State’s Medicaid Program (HUSKY) Covers Fertility Care

Connecticut’s current law requiring coverage for fertility care only applies to private insurance plans. The new law would ensure coverage includes HUSKY.

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Campaign Supporters

Logos for GLAD, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Resolve New England, Yale Law School, Center for Reproductive Rights, Equality Connecticut, and National Health Law Program.

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