C.A.: Insurer Need Not Provide Infertility Coverage

This district’s Court of Appeal has thrown out an appeal by a woman struggling to conceive a child challenging the limited insurance coverage for infertility treatment offered by the group health plan provided to her employer. Div. Eight held that Blue Cross of California had satisfied its statutory obligations under Health and Safety Code Sec. 1374.55 by offering to provide group coverage for infertility treatments to Deborah Yeager’s employer, which the employer declined. … Yeager was employed by Westmont College, an interdenominational Christian liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, and was a member of her employer’s group health plan with Blue Cross. more

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