SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 460 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, a bill that guarantees non-discrimination in the provision of infertility coverage under medical insurance.
“Reproductive medicine is for everybody’s benefit,” Ammiano said. “To restrict fertility coverage solely to heterosexual married couples violates California’s non-discrimination laws. I wrote this bill to correct that.”
Infertility – the state of being unable to produce offspring – is defined in state law. Under current law, insurers are required to offer coverage for infertility and, when purchased, that coverage is subject to non-discrimination in insurance laws.
Nevertheless, some people – individuals and couples – have been denied coverage because they are not heterosexual married couples. AB 460 clarifies existing mandates for non-discrimination to ensure that unmarried individuals and same-sex couples can receive the same benefits as married heterosexual couples.
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