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PREMIER PERK: Sur­ro­gacy Cov­er­age

In 2017, the pro­fes­sion­alser­vices firm be­gan of­fer­ing sur­ro­gacy re­im­burse­ment of up to $25,000 per child for med­i­cal ex­penses through pre-treat­ment screen­ing, in­sem­i­na­tion, fer­til­iza­tion, IVF cy­cle and em­bryo trans­fer, as well as travel ex­penses in­curred, whether the em­ployee is the sur­ro­gate or a per­son us­ing a sur­ro­gate.

One Mom’s Story Erica Hus­ton-Elem (on right), a man­age­ment an­a­lyst with two chil­dren, of­fered to carry her best friend Katelin’s child af­ter she and her hus­band strug­gled with in­fer­til­ity. The sur­ro­gacy ben­e­fits and sup­port she re­ceived made Erica feel “con­fi­dent I could do this while hav­ing a driven ca­reer,” she re­calls. “There used to be a stigma about sur­ro­gacy, but I had so many cheer­lead­ers at home and at work.” Fol­low­ing a mis­car­riage, she gave birth to healthy twins, Poppy and Oliver. Erica took eight weeks’ short-term dis­abil­ity, plus 16 weeks’ fam­ily leave to re­cover and be with her hus­band and kids—Stella, 8, and Jack, 5.

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