Fertility Benefits, Surrogacy Benefits

Sick leave, Obamacare bills head to governor’s desk

Source Press of Atlantic City

……. The New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, which would provide legal protections to those struggling to conceive a child who wish to use a gestational carrier, gained final approval Thursday in the Assembly.

The legislation outlines specific guidelines that the carrier and the intended parents must follow when writing up agreements, including required medical and psychological evaluations, that the carrier be at least 21 years old and have already given birth to at least one child.

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Fertility Benefits, Fertility Tests, Infertility

Planning your fertility — with your company’s help

Source: Money.CNN

Time to think about family planning. You, your body, and … your employer?

Facebook made headlines when it first began comping employees for freezing their eggs, but now more companies are taking an active role in helping their workers plan and research their fertility.

Employers like Google and Apple offer full financial assistance for egg freezing. Spotify funds unlimited in-vitro fertilization. Patagonia offers childcare and family support services, opening the door for companies to take an active role in their employees’ children’s lives — from the (literal) very beginnings all the way through Pre-K and beyond.

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Employee Benefits, Fertility Benefits, Same Sex, Surrogacy

Fertility benefits becoming hot retention tool for employers

Source:  EBN

A roughly 10% spike in employer-offered fertility benefits is expected in the next two years as more companies evaluate and prioritize family-friendly benefits in an effort to attract and retain top talent.

New research out by Willis Towers Watson reveals the percentage of employers offering fertility benefits to employees is expected to grow from 55% in 2017 to 66% by 2019. And, of employers already offering financial assistance, 81% said the benefits would apply to same-sex couples next year, compared with 65% in 2017.

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