New Calif. Law Ensures Gay Couples Get Infertility Coverage

Law360, Chicago (October 9, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he had signed into law a bill requiring insurers to offer the same coverage for infertility treatments to all policyholders regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.

The bill, AB 460, clarifies existing California law, which already mandates that insurers offer coverage for infertility, excluding costly in vitro fertilization. However, some individuals and couples have still been denied such coverage because they are not heterosexual married couples, according to the bill's sponsor Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco.

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