Power of Hope Reimbursement Amounts Increased for Female Applicants Diagnosed With Cancer - Increasing Women's Access To Egg Freezing

OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Fertile Future, a Canadian national charity that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals, has recently made changes to their reimbursement structure that will benefit female applicants and increase access to oncofertility services.

Since the introduction of the Power of Hope Cost Reduction Program, the maximum amount for reimbursement has been $1,000, however a sliding scale is being introduced to take effect on October 15, 2015.

Qualifying female patients will now be reimbursed up to $2,500* on a sliding scale to help assist in accessing these vital services.

  • *Individual income between $0-$50,000 will be reimbursed at $2,500
  • *Individual income between $50,001-$99,999 will be reimbursed at $1,500
  • *Household income between $100,000 and $125,000 will be reimbursed at $1,000

"Many women still choose to forgo egg freezing and fertility preservation because of the high cost and we hope that this increase in our funding structure will broaden the option for women receiving a cancer diagnosis." Said Jessica Séguin, Executive Director of Fertile Future.

The heart of the Power of Hope Cost Reduction Program is to provide hope and a vision of life beyond cancer; we believe that all young Canadians diagnosed with cancer should have the opportunity and means to have a child and continue to support the call for public funding on behalf of cancer patients who may otherwise be denied the opportunity of having a family due to the high costs of fertility preservation. This announcement brings us one step closer to that vision.

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About Fertile Future

Fertile Future is national Canadian registered charity that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals. Our mission is to inform, educate and support cancer patients who are facing fertility-risking medical treatment, and oncology professionals who are providing this care.

 

SOURCE Fertile Future

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For further information: Jessica Séguin, Executive Director - (O)613-440-3302 (C)613-818-1602, jessica.seguin@fertilefuture.ca

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