New York

New York: fertility treatment for all women?

NY Governor Cuomo expands fertility coverage: Princeton IVF blog

New York governor changes insurance rules

Governor Andrew Cuomo has instructed insurance companies in New York to cover infertility treatments on single women and women in same sex relationships.

New York is one of fifteen states, including our own, New Jersey, that requires insurance plans to include infertility treatment in their benefits. Typically, these mandates require a period of unprotected intercourse to kick in. In New York, the governor has eliminated that requirement for women in whom that is not an option.

It is unclear how impactful this change may be since New York's infertility mandate is rather limited. It has very limited coverage for IVF, and for insemination, the cost of donor sperm is high. Donor sperm is rarely if ever covered by insurance regardless on insurance mandates.

 

Dr. Derman named top doc

Seth G Derman, MD selected as a top doctor by Castle Connolly

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Princeton IVF and Delaware Valley OBGYN are pleased to congratulate Dr. Seth Derman for his selection as a regional Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology by Castle Connolly.  The organization is a leader in helping patients find the best doctors in various medical specialties. They assist magazines such as Inside Jersey, New York Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine in compiling their top doctor lists.

Reproductive Endocrinology (also referred to as Reproductive Medicine) is the subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology that deals mainly with infertility and recurrent miscarriages, but also other reproductive hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis and developmental disorders of reproductive system.

According to  Castle Connolly's website:

These Top Doctors' medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories - and much more - are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.