NLA Surrogate Insurance

During your initial conversations with us, we will begin speaking with you about the type of woman you would like to have as your surrogate. One major area of consideration will be the type health insurance that your surrogate will be using to help curb medical costs throughout the process.  

Many personal insurance policies have exclusions for coverage of surrogate pregnancies, making the surrogate’s policy invalid for this journey. As all Growing Generations’ surrogates are required to obtain insurance coverage before moving forward to the matching phase of her journey, those who can not use their personal insurance will be insured through a third party specialty insurance firm. You will be able to choose what types of insurance you would like to work with, so it is important to understand how each choice differs and could impact your journey.

Specialty insurance agencies are a sound option for intended parents as they specialize in surrogacy. As a result, they often offer packages to cover comprehensive items that are specific to IVF and surrogacy. These policies are most generally accepted by all providers and rarely force a surrogate to find a new OBGYN or hospital of delivery in order to stay in-network. The plan is also consistent, offering no threat of termination or changes through the course of your journey.

You should note that these policies do have caps in coverage and will exclude coverage for a variety of things, including any preexisting conditions. These exclusions can be for items that are commonly occurring in pregnancy. Additionally, your premiums will be higher than personal policies or Affordable Care Act policies, and will increase significantly in the occurrence of a twin pregnancy.

There is a small fee assessed by the agency for attaining pre-approval during your surrogate’s screening process. The account will be kept open for six months following the birth of the child.

In general, your process will not change based upon what insurance your surrogate carries. You will still receive a request from finance to fund your account in an amount which will cover any applicable insurance costs.

If you have additional questions on the differences in using personal insurance vs. third party specialty insurance, don’t hesitate to talk with your case specialist or finance specialist. They are experienced with both situations and are happy to help you navigate this portion of your journey.

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.