Aetna Faces Suit Over LGBTQ Discrimination in Fertility Coverage (2)

Sept. 13, 2021, 1:44 PM; Updated: Sept. 13, 2021, 9:37 PM

Aetna Inc. is facing a potential class action for allegedly discriminating against LGBTQ couples in its coverage of fertility treatments.

In a lawsuit filed Monday, the health insurance company is accused of forcing individuals who can’t conceive through intercourse due to their sexual orientation or gender identity to pay out of pocket for multiple cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI) before it will cover these and other fertility treatments.

Aetna, however, provides immediate coverage without any out-of-pocket costs to individuals who have not gotten pregnant after having unprotected sex for 12 months, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District ...

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