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Family-Forming Benefits Serve a Diverse Workforce

April 27, 2021


The number of employers offering family-forming benefits has grown over the past five years as organizations view these offerings as part of their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Nearly a quarter of U.S. organizations now cover the cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and 14 percent provide financial assistance for adoptions, according to the nonprofit International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP), an employers’ group. IFEBP’s 2020 Employee Benefits Survey, conducted in August and September, received 752 responses from HR benefits professionals, administrators and industry experts representing a wide range of U.S. organizations. The organization highlighted the findings on family-forming benefits in connection with this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week.

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