one baby in row of otherwise empty hospital bassinets The journey to parenthood is increasingly costly and may take different paths with price tags that may be out of reach for many. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As open enrollment season nears and the calendar turns to 2022, the latest trends in fertility and family building benefits will come into sharper focus. An expectation of benefit parity for all employees is having a meaningful impact on future benefit design, while a new state law will have immediate implications for what certain employers must offer with respect to fertility treatments.

Related: Aetna accused of denying coverage of fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ policyholders

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