When you face infertility, the cost of IVF can add hardship to heartache. The Family Act would bring financial relief to the 1 in 7 American couples experiencing infertility. Dr. Mark Denker and Palm Beach Fertility Center support legislation called the Family Act, a bill that could become law if enough people get behind it. Congress fell short on votes in 2011, but reintroduced the bill in May 2013.
Here’s what we at Palm Beach Fertility Center want you to know about the Family Act.
3 Family Act Facts
- Allows for a $12,000 tax credit for the out-of-pocket expenses of IVF infertility treatment: fertility drugs, fertility clinic expenses, sonography, IVF cycle monitoring and embryo transfer.
- Or, allows for a $12,000 tax credit for the out-of-pocket expenses of fertility preservation: fertility drugs, fertility clinic expenses, sonography, IVF cycle monitoring and cryopreservation.
- Contact our Congressman Ted Deutch and Representatives Kelly Skidmore and Bill Hager in support of S 881/HR 1851.
If you want to learn more about the status of the Family Act and what the tax credit means to you, check out the National Fertility Association (RESOLVE) website. We’ll also keep you posted on the Palm Beach Fertility Center Facebook page.
Other Options for Affordable IVF at Palm Beach Fertility Center
In addition to advocacy efforts, Dr. Denker and the team at Palm Beach Fertility Center actively seek out ways to help our patients better afford fertility treatment. You should know about fertility drug discounts, multi-cycle IVF discounts and fertility insurance. Sometimes, a combination of programs can mean the difference between giving up on having a family, and giving it another chance.
If you are considering pursuing fertility treatment, but are unsure of the cost, please call our caring and compassionate patient advocates at Palm Beach Fertility Center. We’re in your corner!