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How To Save Money on IVF

At $8,000 to $24,000 per cycle, IVF is a serious expense. However, if you're balking at the initial price tag, learn more about strategies you can take to make your dreams of building a family a reality. Check out these ways you can save money on IVF below:


1. Price shop your clinic options

Clinics charge different amounts for treatment. Ask your provider about expected costs during your initial consultations, and don't hesitate to compare costs with other clinics in your area. You can also ask your provider about how many cycles they anticipate you will need to go through to complete your family. Some clinics offer discounts for patients who pay upfront for multiple cycles. Your clinic might also participate in a risk sharing or guarantee program. This means that you can pay a fixed cost for a number of IVF cycles. After this finishing agreed upon number of cycles, if you still haven't had success, you may receive a full or partial refund. 



2. Understand your insurance coverage

Your insurance might cover some (or even all) of the costs of your treatment. Check out our blog post here to learn more about how you can make the most of your insurance coverage. Keep in mind that if you insurance coverage has a lifetime maximum for fertility treatment, you might save more money by paying out of pocket for medications that are subject to rebates from the manufacturer.



3. Take advantage of discounts and financial aid resources

Medication manufacturers can offer discounts on the costs of medication depending on your personal circumstances. Through Serono's Compassionate Care program, you may be eligible for 10% or 50% off of the retail price for medications such are Gonal-F, Cetrotide and Ovidrel based on factors such as your household income and you or your partner's veteran status. If you're freezing your eggs, you're eligible for a discount on Menopur from Ferring through the Heart Tomorrow program. Ferring also provides financial assistance for cancer patients and veterans for Menopur and Novarel.


You may also find some assistance through financial aid programs. Eligibility is determined by your income and financial need, or for certain groups such as the LGBTQ+ community. RESOLVE:The National Infertility Association has a database of grants here.



4. Look to financing options to make payments more feasible

You can also work with a lending partner that provides transparent rates to spread out the cost of treatment over time. Prima's partner PatientFi offers affordable payment plans for up to $50,000 for fertility treatments starting at 0% financing for six months. You can learn more about the terms of working with PatientFi here. You can learn more about what your interest rate and monthly payment plans through an application that doesn't impact your credit score. 


At Prima, we're committed to helping remove obstacles that get in the way of starting a family. Give our team a text or a call, and we can help walk you through your options.


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