Budgeting for Infertility

How to Bring Home a Baby Without Breaking the Bank
Touchstone Books (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 17. März 2009
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-4165-6692-2 (ISBN)
Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful times of your life -- but if you need help to conceive, it can swiftly become a staggeringly expensive undertaking. With the average cost of infertility treatments ranging from $35,000 to $85,000 in the United States (most of which is not covered by insurance companies), many women and couples find themselves having to make difficult choices about building their families.

Getting a grip on your finances is one of the few things you can do to regain control of this process. Infertility experts Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss have created the ultimate guide to ensuring the most cost-effective care with the highest chances for success. With anecdotes, interviews, and advice from both doctors and patients, you can easily apply these specific money-saving strategies to your own unique situation. Learn how to:

- Select a fertility clinic with a high rate of success

- Convince your insurance company to cover more of the costs

- Track down the most affordable fertility drugs

- Travel abroad for cheaper care or international surrogacy

- Avoid the scams and unnecessary expenses every step of the way

Personal and professional, Budgeting for Infertility is an invaluable resource that shows you how to pay for infertility treatment...and still have money in the bank for diapers and day care.

  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Windows
  • 0,35 MB
978-1-4165-6692-2 (9781416566922)
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Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss
  • Cover
  • Colophon
  • Also by Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword by Dr. Sam Thatcher
  • Introduction: The Baby Quest
  • CHAPTER 1: It Costs How Much?: Make a Fertility Budget Before You Begin
  • CHAPTER 2: Baby-Making Basics: Increase Your Chances from the Start
  • CHAPTER 3: Finding the Best Care: Select a Fertility Clinic
  • CHAPTER 4: You Are Not Alone: Create a Team That Works for You
  • CHAPTER 5: So Many Choices: Start a Treatment Plan
  • CHAPTER 6: Expecting the Unexpected: The Move to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) 89
  • CHAPTER 7: It's Easy to Get Lost: Navigate the Insurance Maze
  • CHAPTER 8: The Medicine Cabinet: Track Down Affordable Fertility Drugs
  • CHAPTER 9: Don't Settle for No: Be Your Own Advocate
  • CHAPTER 10: I'll Try Anything!: Investigate Creative Alternatives
  • CHAPTER 11: Broaden Your Horizons: Travel for Treatment
  • CHAPTER 12: Don't End Up Broke: Understand Your Financing Options
  • CHAPTER 13: Beyond Treatment: Explore Adoption
  • CHAPTER 14: Breaking Down Barriers: Final Thoughts
  • Helpful Websites and Organizations Appendices
  • Appendices
  • 1. Creating Your Fertility Budget
  • 2. Creating Your Fertility Action Plan
  • 3. Evaluating Your Insurance Coverage
  • 4. Letter Requesting Predetermination of Benefits from Your Insurance Company
  • 5. Who to Contact Regarding a Health Plan Appeal
  • 6. Letter Requesting Predetermination of Drug Coverage from Insurance Company
  • 7. Letter to Legislator for Insurance Coverage for Fertility Treatments
  • 8. Infertility-Related Diagnosis Codes
  • 9. Best Places for Infertility Treatments and Family Building
  • 10. Fertility Bill of Rights
  • 11. Summary of State Mandates for Insurance Coverage
  • Bibliography
  • About the Authors

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