One expert says it is 'short-sighted' to not offer a comprehensive fertility benefit. (Photo: iStock)

Just as employers are increasingly restructuring their benefits to accommodate different types of families, such as same-sex parents and adoptive parents, many companies may soon begin offering infertility benefits to workers who are struggling to have children.

“Exploring assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) makes sense for the patient and the employer as it typically results in a higher success rate with less risk to the patient and, for the employer, less total cost for its employee population,” writes Mark Perloe, director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists.

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