Are reproductive benefits becoming part of a growing trend?

Canadian workplaces fertile ground for offering IVF, fertility drugs
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2015

Apple recently made headlines — and caused some controversy — when it announced a new benefit: Up to US$20,000 for employees to freeze their eggs. The benefit drew praise from some and ire from others, who saw the move as encouraging women to postpone childbearing — and, by extension, maternity leaves.

But plenty of organizations both in Canada and the United States have been quietly offering other reproductive benefits, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), for years.