CT requires infertility coverage for older patients

CT requires infertility coverage for older patients.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The high cost of infertility treatments for some people over 40 in Connecticut may soon covered by their insurance company.

The Department of Insurance has determined a 2006 state law mandating coverage for medically appropriate fertility treatments for men and women is discriminatory because it sets an age limit of 40.

Insurers were notified this week that age limits must be removed for policies sold or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2016.

Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade said there was medical evidence to support the age limit when the law was first passed. But she said new technologies and procedures have since been proven clinically to help people conceive a child.

The Connecticut Association of Health Plans supports the change. The group worked with Wade on the new language.

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