The next day I called the financial planner at my RE’s office. I told her that we had 9 embryos and we decided we wanted to freeze them even though the transfer was in 2 days. She told me she thought that was a good idea and she’d get the billing paperwork to me. I then told her that I knew we could qualify for a discount and I knew we were supposed to do the paperwork 3 weeks prior to the transfer. I asked if there was anything she could do.
She immediately e-mailed me 7 pages of forms. She said she needed our tax returns from the last 2 years. She also told me I had to get everything in within the next 2 hours because the woman who approves them was leaving for vacation at noon.
Cue the panic button. I hung up with her and ran to get my husband. I told him to print our the tax returns while I filled out the forms. The next hour was a whirlwind but we got everything filled out, printed, and signed. I then spend 25 minutes scanning everything to send to the financial planner.
We waited on pins and needles for the next 2 hours. I was afraid we had been too late. I wasn’t sure how much of a discount we could get because we were JUST under the limit for infertility coverage but anything was better then $2000.
I got an e-mail around 1:30 that day. It was a congratulations note. We were approved for a 25% discount on any infertility treatments at the RE’s office over the next year. This was only for services not covered at all by our insurance. That meant instead of $2000 we would only be paying $1500. I was thrilled! Plus, it was less then 2 days until our transfer.