Spotify, eBay Set Standard for Fertility Benefits, Study Finds

by Kate Clark

SOURCE: eBay

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The technology sector awards women and same-sex couples the most comprehensive fertility benefit packages, according to a survey by FertilityIQ, an online platform for fertility patients to review doctors and research treatments.

The company asked 30,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients across industries about their employer’s — or their spouse’s employer’s — 2019 fertility treatment policy, and allocated points based on their support for IVF procedures and egg freezing, among other services.

Silicon Valley semiconductor business Analog Devices and eBay led the ranking. The two companies offer employees unlimited IVF cycles with no pre-authorization requirement, meaning employees do not need permission from insurance providers before seeking certain medical services. Pre-authorization has historically impacted lesbian, gay or unpartnered employees from accessing care quickly or at all, FertilityIQ co-founder Jake Anderson (pictured) explained.

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KEYWORDS: Spotify, Adobe, Lyft, Facebook, pinterest, Analog Devices, eBay, FertilityIQ co-founder Jake Anderson, FertilityIQ, in vitro fertilization IVF, Sequoia Capital, Vice Media, Under Armour, Uber

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