Some California companies aim to provide their employees with good job benefits. There is a new type that’s gaining ground lately. Fertility benefits can help people who need assistance to start their own families.
How common are fertility benefits?
Fertility benefits are only just emerging in the workforce. Although they aren’t as widespread as others that have been around for decades, they’re becoming more popular. Employers are realizing that many people struggle with fertility issues and that some of them may be their own employees. As fertility treatments are expensive and most things not covered by health insurance, fertility benefits are a great perk to offer employees.
While a small percentage of employers have offered fertility benefits in the last few years, that number is increasing. Employees are getting better opportunities to explore fertility treatments at cheaper costs.
What types of fertility benefits are offered?
Employees can take advantage of a variety of fertility benefits if they are offered by their employers. Some of the most common fertility benefits include egg retrieval and freezing, intrauterine insemination or IUI, in vitro fertilization or IVF, donor eggs and even gestational surrogacy. People can get full testing and a diagnosis. With these benefits, employees can breathe a sigh of relief over being in good hands and getting opportunities they might otherwise not have or would have to pay for out of their own pockets.
These benefits can also be helpful for LGBTQ employees who are looking to start families. New parents can also get maternity and paternity leave so they can bond with their new children.
Although fertility and surrogacy have long been seen as something that’s more of a women’s issue, there are male employees who also suffer from fertility issues. Fertility benefits can help them as well. It’s worth looking into whether your employer offers these benefits and what you can get from them.