NJ LEG Infertility Treatment Coverage

On Jan. 12, NJ LEG approved bill on insurance coverage for infertility.

  • NJ LEG approved Bill AB 5235/SB 3627 on health insurance coverage to treat infertility.
  • Bill provisions required that certain health insurance carriers cover infertility services for a partner of a person who has successfully reversed a voluntary sterilization.
  • Infertility Insurance Coverage
  • Some private sector insurers who provide pregnancy-related coverage to more than 50 people, State and schools, must provide coverage for any infertility-related services.
  • Covers in vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination, genetic testing, embryo transfer.
  • Required coverage to reverse voluntary sterilization, and infertility, as defined, must not be used to deny treatment/coverage due to relationship status/sexual orientation.
  • Also prohibited health insurance carriers from imposing restrictions based on age.
  • Legislative History
  • On Feb. 23, 2023, bill introduced in Assembly, on Jan. 8, 2024, bill passed Assembly.
  • On Jan. 8, 2024, bill was delivered to Senate; on Jan. 8, 2024, bill passed in Senate.
  • On Jan. 12, 2024, bill was signed by governor and became public law P.L.2023 c.258.
  • Effectiveness
  • Act will take effect on the first day of the seventh month following enactment date.
  • The Act will also apply to contracts issued or renewed on or after the effective date.

Regulators NJ LEG
Entity Types Ins
Reference PR, PL 2023 c.258, Bill A5235, S3627, 1/12/2024;
Functions Claims/Accelerated Benefits; Compliance; Legal; Product Administration; Reporting
Countries United States of America
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 1/12/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 197833
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 1/12/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 01/18/2024