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Insurance giant Aetna sued for allegedly denying coverage for fertility treatments to LGBTQ couples

Reuters.In her lawsuit, Goidel claims she and her spouse were forced to spend nearly $45,000 for fertility treatments as a result of the policy’s additional burden placed on same-sex couples, as compared to opposite-sex couples. That included the cost of four unsuccessful IUI cycles, and one unsuccessful IVF cycle, before becoming pregnant through a fifth IUI cycle — all of which Aetna refused to cover.Goidel says she chose IUI to get pregnant despite previous failures, in part, because of the higher cost of IVF.“Ms.

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