AttainIVF is a 'program' that a number of clinics belong to. That's what I'm looking for, not specific clinics that have refund programs. Many of them do serious cherry picking and will not allow someone of my age to do a SET. Attain doesn't seem to have that issue, just wondering if anyone has heard of other reputable refund programs?
I believe CNY is okay with SET and does not cherry pick for sure they have a $45,000 refund option... I know you do not want to split at CNY you could pick a split but cycle donor as a single for hopefully lots of frozens..
I'm confused... probably something about the plan I don't understand, but what do you mean by 'you could pick a split but cycle donor as a single'?
I think their refund option is awfully expensive given their stats. IVF New Jersey has way better success rates consistently for the last few years, and they have a refund program with AttainIVF that is around $32-39, depending on what you do. I looked at CNY, but thought his pricing seemed out of whack based on IVF New Jersey's rates/fees.
You can get a password easy to look at CNY donor database adult pictures etc.. There you would see donors listed as single or split cycle option. A donor listed as a split is a high producing donor that is why she can be split. If someone is first to pick a proven split donor they can cycle her as a single in hopes of getting some decent number of frozens hope that makes since..
Re: oops, I meant CNY... especially on their frozen stats... not good... :( n/t
March 8 2012, 11:05 AM
I know we did split cycle for just that reason only wanted fresh cycle. If you try a split cycle and get a few frozens and just transfer one at a time you might succeed, but if not then go to a plan B.. .
Shady grove offers refunds for shared 1:2, 1:3 and 1:1 DE. Their policy it to go eSET first and only up # of embryos based on your history and quality. I did the frozen bank and then the 1:3 program and had a positive beta in the 1:3 program. In my own egg IVFs I did eSET twice then 2 and 3 other times because of quality. In frozen we did eSET. This cycle they recommended 2 day 3 embryos and given history we agreed. Can I ask your reason for not wanting to share? Are you trying to save embryos for potential siblings? Are you concerned about too many partial siblings? Are you trying to avoid stress? I travel about 80% and was able to make the shared program work and am thrilled to have used a shared donor.
my main objection was too many 'siblings' out there. When you factor in that many donors donate more than once, it just gets to be too much for my comfort level. As I've said here earlier, my ideal donor is a woman who doesn't want kids or would agree to only donate to me. I have actually found both types of donors in my search, but none that are a good fit for me (so far, anyway.)
It's a toss up between doing a guarantee program, or doing a shared program at a clinic with lower stats that is more affordable. I'm leaning towards the guarantee program, but we're not 100% decided yet.
I know first hand that they are big proponents of eSETS. And, their guarantee program includes the cost of donor, as you are using their frozen egg bank. I also know that they do not cherry pick in general. But, I must admit, I don't know that much about their guarantee program. It is something to look into though. Especially if you are only looking to have a few frozens from each cycle, if that.
I'm pretty sure that the only requirement RBA has is an age requirement. They do not cherry pick as far as the guarantee program. It's not like applying for a shared risk program. They have a $30,000 guarantee program where you get 5 fresh frozen egg cycles including FET's...and you get most of your money back.
I actually started with another clinic after looking at the RBA website to see if the accepted BCBS, and like you got the impression they didn't. Later I decided to switch to them anyway and found out that they did accept the insurance. It would be worth a call to them to check into it further. Also, they will let you have some stuff done at your ob/gyn's office to help reduce cost and make sure things are covered by insurance.
They may be too far for you to travel. But they have great success rates and a refund program. They are not part of the Attain program. You can look at adult pictures of their donors online without a password. Their site says they require an in person visit before being admitted to their refund program. So that is another place you could look at online.
I don't know anything about them other than they have nationwide clinics and offer refund programs. It stands for Advanced Reproductive Care Inc. Maybe they would have some good clinics near you. I used an Attain refund program so it is the only one I have ever really looked at. And I did a single embryo transfer which my clinic strongly encourages.
they have a lot of clinics in their program and you can do one that allows some insurance benefits to apply... basically those charges that are billed directly from the clinic and are out of pocket... at least for the clinic we're looking at (IVF New Jersey)