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IVF Military Discount | Fertility Financing for Veterans

November 11th, 2022 | 4 min. read

By Mark Leondires, MD

Infertility affects 1 in 8 people in the United States, and among them are those whose service in the U.S. military has cost them their chance to have a biological child without medical intervention. Unfortunately, military insurance coverage does not fully cover the treatment of infertility connected to service-related injuries.

Learn about the military discounts that Illume Fertility offers and how they can help defray the cost of treatment.

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Honoring Our Military Veterans

First, I’d like to wish all of the veterans out there a Happy Veterans Day! As a United States veteran myself, this day is a special one for me and for all of us who have served. I want to thank all of you who are currently in service and those who have served in the past for all your efforts. 

Not many people realize this, but the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was banned from providing in vitro fertilization (IVF) coverage in 1992. In late 2016, Congress passed the MilCon - VA Appropriations bill for FY 2017, which enabled the VA to offer IVF and adoption assistance to wounded veterans. However, this bill did not permanently lift the IVF ban for veterans.

In the past, our team of advocates has supported the #IVF4VETS bill, which has extended coverage through present day. We hope to make #IVF4VETS permanent by supporting the Veterans Families Health Services Act and the Veteran's Infertility Treatment Act

Learn more about what current legislation is on the table regarding this issue by visiting RESOLVE.

Everyone Deserves Access to Fertility Care

The desire to be a parent is hard-wired for many people, and for lots of veterans and military members, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) or adoption are the only viable options they have left for family building.

With that said, I am pleased to share details about the military discount program we offer here at Illume Fertility. We know it’s extremely important to help our men and women of service, and it's an honor to help those who have served our country achieve their own dreams. 

The unfortunate reality is that sometimes there are reasons for infertility related to military service, or sometimes, a veteran's service takes them out of fertility and family planning for so long that they need fertility assistance when they are finally ready to build their family.

Read one military family's journey:

Crystal & Tyler's IVF Story

Illume Fertility's Military Discounts

We’re thrilled to be able to offer significant discounts to our military families. Other fertility vendors, from those offering embryo testing to drug companies, are also willing to offer significant discounts for veterans.

In support of our nation’s veterans, Illume Fertility is pleased to offer Active Duty Military Personnel and U.S. Military veterans and their spouses a significant discount on IVF and fertility treatment.

IVF Military Discount Details

Here are the current military discounts we offer at Illume Fertility:

  • 20% off fee for service + free initial consult
  • 5% off Illume Fertility Opportunity Plans + free initial consult
  • 5% off Illume Fertility Surrogacy Plans + free initial consult

IVF Military Discount Terms & Conditions

  • Either patient or spouse must show identification as proof of involvement with the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Discount applies to patients who do not have insurance coverage
  • Discount applies to all services at Illume Fertility

We appreciate you and your service to our country. Please know that we are here to support you in any way possible, so don't hesitate to reach out to us to explore your options at any time. 

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Mark Leondires, MD

Dr. Mark P. Leondires is Medical Director and Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Illume Fertility and is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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