The 11 companies with the best fertility benefits

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For people looking to start a family, being able to conceive can be a challenge for one reason or another.

To help with that, families often turn to fertility treatments, including in-vitro fertilization, in which an embryo is made outside the body and then transferred into the woman.

Fertility treatment can be incredibly expensive.The cost of one cycle of in-vitro fertilization is on average $23,474 in the US – and it often takes more than one cycle to work.

But employers can offer IVF as a benefit. Whether they choose to do so, and what that looks like, varies company by company and often isn’t easy to find when job-hunting.

To help employees get a sense of what they might expect, Fertility IQ, a website that provides information on fertility treatments and evaluates doctors, pulled together a report on the IVF benefits that companies in the US offer and ranked them based on how accessible and comprehensive they were.


10. Spotify

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Music-streaming service Spotify offers an unlimited fertility benefit. However, the company does require employees to show that they’re eligible for fertility treatment. This can make the benefit less accessible to non-heterosexual couples and single parents.

Coverage: Unlimited.


9. Pinterest

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Pinterest

Pinterest provides employees with a fertility benefit that doesn’t require them to show that they’re eligible for treatment.

What’s notable is that Pinterest doesn’t require its employees to show that they’re eligible for fertility treatments, making it easier for non-heterosexual couples and single parents to access the benefit.

Coverage: $100,000 for four cycles of IVF and preimplantation genetic screening.


8. Facebook

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Facebook’s fertility policy was the best of the technology companies that Fertility IQ included in its report. Facebook does not require its employees to show that they’re eligible for fertility treatment to get the benefit.

Coverage: $100,000 for four cycles of IVF and preimplantation genetic screening.


7. Gates Foundation

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The Gates Foundation had the best fertility benefit of a nonprofit organization. Jake Anderson-Bialis, cofounder of FertilityIQ, told Business Insider that the benefit was about the best you can get in the US. The Gates Foundation doesn’t require employees to show that they’re eligible for the fertility benefit.

Coverage: $100,000 for four cycles of IVF and preimplantation genetic screening.


6. Ropes and Gray

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Ropes & Gray

Ropes and Gray was the only legal firm to offer an unlimited IVF benefit, according to Fertility IQ. The company does require that employees show they’re eligible for the fertility benefit.

Coverage: Unlimited.


5. KKR

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Private equity giant KKR offers an unlimted IVF benefit for its employees, though like others, requires employees to show that they’re eligible for the fertility benefit.

Coverage: Unlimited.


4. Bank of America

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Bank of America is one of the only banks to provide unlimited IVF coverage. The company does have some qualifications employees have to hit to be eligible for coverage, which can make accessibility tricky for non-heterosexual couples and single parents.

Coverage: Unlimited.


3. Chanel

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Chanel is the only fashion company in the FertilityIQ report to provide unlimited fertility coverage. Like others with the unlimited benefit, there are some qualifications employees have to meet to show that they’re eligible for fertility coverage.

Coverage: Unlimited.


2. BCG

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Sarah Jacobs

BCG, a consulting group, also provided unlimited fertility coverage to employees as a benefit, though the benefit does require employees to meet some qualifications before they’re able to get IVF, which can make treatment less accessible.

Coverage: Unlimited.


1. Bain

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Sarah Jacobs

Bain, a consulting group, offers unlimited IVF coverage to its employees, though the benefit does include the stipulation that couples engage in up to a year of heterosexual sex to become eligible for fertility treatments.

Coverage: Unlimited.


Honorable Mention: Starbucks

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Starbucks’ benefit must be appreciated in the context that it applies to the 85% of Starbucks employees who work in-store.

“While the $15,000 IVF benefit will not top any of our rankings, it’s equivalent to that offered by banks like Morgan Stanley and probably represents a crucial bonus to baristas and store managers trying to conceive,” FertilityIQ wrote in the report.

Coverage: $15,000 of IVF, available to 85% of in-store employees.

For more on the companies that have IVF as a benefit, see the full breakdown in FertilityIQ’s report.