Cryopreservation?

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Cryopreservation?
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Tue, 06-08-2010 - 1:01pm

Hi All! I'm a newbie to all of this...we are looking to do our first cycle in August.  We got our IVF packet today, and I'm just wondering...


In your experience with insurance coverage, does it usually cover the cryopreservation of the embryos you don't use?  Say we get 10 fertilized embies...we only want to transfer two at a time. Our insurance (United Healthcare) covers just about everything, but I'm not sure about this.  I have a call in to find out, but thought I'd ask you all while waiting to hear. 


 

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 01-08-2006
Tue, 06-08-2010 - 1:22pm

Yes, but not the annual storage fees.


My experience with United when you call them is that they have no idea about IVF stuff, but maybe I've just gotten unlucky.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Twins born 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP.

Rebecca


2005 5 IUIs + stims---all BFN
4/06 IVF #1 BFN
8/06 FET #1 BFP. Boy/girl twins 4/07
1/10 IVF #2. BFP. Lost baby 4/10 at 11 weeks.
7/10 IVF #3 . BFP. Baby #3 due 4/8/11.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2010
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 2:34pm
You would have to check directly w/ your insurance company because each policy varies by the organization that sets it.
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Registered: 10-21-2004
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:52pm

Hi there,


Just wanted to let you know that

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 8:14am

Thanks so much ladies!

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 05-06-2004
Sat, 06-12-2010 - 1:29am

i don't know about anyone else, but my insurance does not cover anything dealing wiht infertility.. at least not when it comes to creating the babies...


anyway... the price i paid for 3 cycles of IVF included the cryopreservation of our 7 embies... so i don't know what the freeze cost separately.......

---jennie 


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