Senator FineSPRINGFIELD – Insurance coverage for infertility treatments would expand beyond women in heterosexual relationships under legislation sponsored by State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview), which passed the Senate Thursday.

“Women of all ages, medical histories, partner statuses and sexual orientations should receive coverage for infertility treatment,” Senator Fine said. “This expansion would open the door for more Illinoisans to become mothers.”

Current coverage requirements only protect infertility treatments for women under 35 who are unable to become pregnant after one year of trying, women over 35 who are unable to become pregnant after six months, and women who are not medically able to conceive.

Senator Fine’s measure would expand coverage to include single women and women unable to conceive with a partner.

“Anyone who wants to start or grow a family deserves to be covered for necessary infertility treatment on their journey to motherhood,” Senator Fine said. “I’m excited to work with my fellow legislators and mothers in the General Assembly to make coverage more inclusive for the millions of Illinois women struggling with infertility.”

House Bill 3709 passed the Senate with a vote of 49-6.