RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Life Agency, Inc. today announced that it has added California Fertility Partners to its Assisted Reproduction Insurance Program® (ARI) preferred provider network. Together, with California Fertility Partners, Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles and The Diamond Institute IVF Center-New York, ARI continues to offer some of the best financial solutions in the country for the ever-rising costs of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, procedures and fertility medications to patients suffering from infertility.
ARI provides negotiated contract rates with physicians board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility to insure patients' fertility treatments, complications and provide full maternity insurance. ARI combines fertility insurance plans with a fertility medication discount plan that saves patients more than 50 percent on the cost of standard infertility services, totaling thousands of dollars over the average treatment term. In addition, the program offers hundreds of dollars in discounts on fertility medications through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. The innovative program goes beyond the traditional IVF shared risk program offered by some IVF centers by aggregating the cost of consultations, testing, complication insurance, IVF treatments, surgical treatments and medications to offer additional savings.
California Fertility Partners was founded over thirty years ago and its Doctors Richard P. Marrs, Guy E. Ringler, Kelly J. Baek, Charles M. March, Bronte A. Stone, and Li Meng have performed over sixty-thousand assisted reproductive procedures, and have helped create over ten thousand babies with outstanding IVF success rates. Dr. Marrs made medical history in 1986 with the first pregnancy from a thawed frozen embryo and was founder and first President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. As one of the country's premiere fertility centers, California Fertility Partners is sought out by patients throughout the world with long-standing history of infertility, by patients who have failed multiple treatment cycles in other programs and by physicians seeking expert advice for their patients. The physicians at California Fertility Partners provide individualized care with keen attention to detail throughout the treatment process. The IVF laboratory at California Fertility Partners not only provides the most advanced embryo culture techniques available, but the embryology staff possess the skills garnered over time by having been at the forefront of IVF since its inception.
The ARI Program offers multiple plan choices, according to the IVF physician utilized within the preferred provider network for individual infertility insurance needs allowing the patient to move through their process to pregnancy fully aware of the total out of pocket cost. If pregnancy is not achieved, the program offers refunds and credits during the 18-month enrollment term.
New Life Agency leveraged its industry-leading infertility insurance offerings as a Lloyd's of London Broker along with its own licensed, third-party administration company, New World Administrators, Inc. to forge the unique preferred provider contracted network solely with infertility doctors and facilities/centers.
Trish Taylor, President of New Life Agency, announced, "Our growing success with Assisted Reproduction Insurance Programs like ARI is a testament to healthcare reform today. People who have no infertility insurance or limited coverage now have options. Patients facing infertility issues need infertility insurance when this risk occurs. New Life Agency is committed to help control infertility costs and fill the gap when traditional insurances do not provide infertility insurance options. We are honored to have California Fertility Partners as a distinguished member of our preferred provider network. Our commitment to work together will help patients lower their risk and stress so they may concentrate on what matters most, creating their family."
Richard P. Marrs MD, Founder and Managing Partner of California Fertility Partners said today, "The site of an egg or embryo in the laboratory today is no less spectacular than it was the first time in 1981. The ARI Program will help more people have access to treatment and fulfill their dream of having a family."
Enyde Polesuk, Vice President of Product Development, Fertility Services, for Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy added, "Our goal is to offer personalized fertility pharmacy services along with the best possible support for these very specialized pharmacy needs. We're pleased to be a part of this first-of-its-kind cost solution and look forward to making our services more accessible than ever for hopeful parents-to-be."
California Fertility Partners is a medical practice dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of male and female reproductive issues. Their state of the art facility combines clinical offices, laboratory facilities, and a surgical suite in one convenient location and offers the full spectrum of fertility treatments including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), egg and sperm donation, gestational surrogacy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), as well as more basic fertility procedures such as intrauterine inseminations (IUI). Reproductive Technology Laboratories is their in-house endocrine and andrology clinical laboratory. It offers hormone assays and sperm processing on a daily basis.
New Life Agency, Insurance Agency is a fully licensed Surplus Lines Company in every State across the Nation as a Lloyd's of London Coverholder and underwriter offering insurance products secured and "A" rated superior security by A.M. Best, financial size XV (excess of two billion dollars). New Life Agency provides Assisted Reproduction Insurance® for maternity, in vitro fertilization complications, intended parents, surrogates, egg donors and professional liability exclusively to the assisted reproduction medical industry since 1998. New Life's insurance has resulted in now over 1550 births.
New World Administrators, Inc. is a licensed full service health claims Administrator/TPA providing benefit administration services for employer groups and customer care and claims handling services exclusively to New Life Agency, Inc. New World is dedicated to service providing World Class Customer Care in claims management and administration. New Life Agency, Insurance Agency, Inc., 1-877-952-5433 (LIFE), www.newlifeagency.com
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2010 sales of $67 billion. The company operates 7,655 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with pharmacy benefit solutions and respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
SOURCE New Life Agency, Inc.