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Decision Prevents Insurers from Denying Surrogates Coverage
On July 16, 2010, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling on what could be a landmark case regarding the denial of coverage for two surrogate mothers during their pregnancies.
The court held that an insurer may not deny maternity coverage for surrogates "based solely on the insured's reasons for becoming pregnant or the method used to achieve pregnancy."
The effect of this decision is that insurance policies in Wisconsin that provide maternity coverage can not exclude coverage for surrogates or gestational carriers, regardless of the wording of the policy.
To read the court's full decision, click here.