Fertility Treatment for Current Military and Veterans
With the tenth largest veteran population in the country, Illinois is home to many veterans and military service members. Our veterans spent the majority of their fertile years, sometimes paying the ultimate price. For decades the VA has left it to the veterans to pay for their own fertility treatment as a result of injury, costing an average $12,000 per cycle. Today, that is no longer the case thanks to the MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill!
Passed in September of 2016, the MilCon VA covers IVF Treatment and Adoption Costs for veterans wounded during combat; all paid by existing VA healthcare funds. The huge change, brought on by widespread use of improvised explosive devices causing greater rates of spinal cord and genital injuries, is helping veterans who are unable to conceive naturally in greater numbers. Though TRICARE (Insurance for Active Military) does cover fertility, those who were discharged after injury are on the hook for the cost.
Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Military Treatment Program:
- Free treatment, including IVF, for service-injured veterans whose infertility is a result of their injury
- 25% off already discounted self-pay (cash pay) rates for military service members
- Partnership with TRICARE, the health care program for military service members
- Partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturers and industry partners to offer special discount programs for reduced-cost or free medication
- Member of the Serving Our Veterans Program with the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
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Drug Discounts in Honor of Military Service
As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not cover IVF treatment, veterans without commercial health insurance tend to face high costs. To help veterans and their eligible family members get access to the fertility treatments they need, we have partnered with EMD Serono. The Compassionate Corp Program provides free medication to eligible, uninsured veterans with service-related injuries and their spouses for up to two cycles per year. Those veterans who are not eligible are encouraged to apply for the Compassionate Care Program. To learn more, simply visit fertilitylifelines.com.
We’re Available to Discuss Your Options!
We recognize that the financial aspect of fertility can be complex and challenging. Our financial counselors are here to help you understand costs, maximize your insurance, explore discounts and financing options and guide you every step of the way. Please contact us for assistance.