Expanded family planning program for ManTech employees
We are pleased to offer you an exclusive benefit to help you build your family, should you need specialized reproductive care. The ManTech/Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Family Planning Program, in partnership with Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) was created in honor of Jeffrey S. Brody, our former Chief Human Resources Officer, who spearheaded the initial partnership with SGF. As a visionary HR leader, Jeff continuously sought ways to improve and benefit employees’ lives through employer based programs.
This offering is a key component of ManTech Cares program and our commitment to cultivate a thriving workforce. This FAQ provides key questions and answers regarding this benefit, ManTech’s preferred partner, SGF, along with information on SGF’s support resources, financial programs, and how to get started.
SGF has a range of treatment options to help you build or expand your family.
Expanded family planning program FAQ
Even if you’re not ready to schedule a new patient appointment, we encourage you to call SGF’s New Patient Center and speak with one of their patient liaisons. This team of dedicated professionals is available to help you navigate the process and find answers to your questions from the very first phone call.
The SGF New Patient Center may be reached directly at 703-291-9009 or schedule an appointment online and indicate that you have the ManTech Family Planning Program.
ManTech selected SGF as its preferred fertility partner as SGF is a premier fertility provider with an indisputable track record of success and 100,000 babies born to its credit. 2021 commemorates 30 years of SGF providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world.
SGF facilities offer a full range of comprehensive fertility services, including fertility and ovarian reserve testing and diagnosis; semen analysis; hysterosalpingogram (HSG); low-tech fertility treatment options; in vitro fertilization (IVF); donor egg, sperm, and embryo; genetic screening and testing; gestational carrier; egg freezing; fertility preservation for patients with cancer; and LGBTQ family building.
SGF will provide ManTech employees with not only the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art fertility care but also an exceptional service experience.
Individualized, Holistic Care
Your primary fertility care team is comprised of your physician, primary nurse, a clinical administrative assistant, and a financial counselor. This core group, who is in consistent communication with one another, orchestrates every aspect of your care on a daily basis.
Psychological Support Services and holistic fertility therapies are also available through the Wellness Center at SGF.
Extensive Network of Experienced Reproductive Endocrinologists
SGF’s team of more than 60 physicians has over 30 years of experience and leverage each other to ensure each patient’s individual treatment plan is grounded in the latest evidence-based thinking to optimize outcomes.
SGF offers a variety of educational and patient support programs, including monthly patient education events, on demand eBooks, community support groups, videos, articles, and patient stories to aid in each individual fertility journey.
Exclusive Financial Programs
SGF offers many innovative financial programs, even a refund guarantee, all designed to make treatment as affordable and accessible as possible. ManTech employees are also eligible for exclusive discounts off these programs.
SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned, physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices in the U.S.
SGF is dedicated to educating the community about infertility and helping to remove the barriers that many face when accessing treatment.
SGF’s Facebook and Instagram communities represent tens of thousands former, current, and new patients, all of whom lean on one another for encouragement and support.
The physicians and team members at SGF host monthly webinars and IG Live events on topics from basic information on where to begin to in-depth discussions on conditions affecting fertility, egg freezing, and LGBTQ family building. On-demand webinars are also available at your convenience. No matter where you are on your journey to parenthood, these events are a free educational resource to learn more about diagnosing, treating, and overcoming infertility.
Stories from SGF’s past patients are perhaps the best resource. Unique journeys are documented for all treatment types and diagnoses.
The ManTech Family Planning Program offers at SGF:
- Complimentary 15-minute telehealth consult with SGF Financial Counselor.
- Free semen analysis when enrolled in global package.
- Access to SGF’s money back guarantee 6 cycle IVF program. Take home a baby or receive full refund.*
- 30% prompt pay discount, which may include patient visit, laboratory, genetic testing, and radiology services when paid prior to or at time of service.
- Exclusive discounts on fertility medications through the SGF Partner Pharmacy Program.
- Discount* on treatment of infertility.
*some exclusions apply
The SGF Patient Financial Services Team will assist you in managing the financial aspects of your treatment. Their goal is to advise you in advance of the approximate cost of your treatment and provide guidance as you navigate through what service may be covered by Anthem, your major medical provider, and what discounts are offered through the ManTech Family Planning Program.
The SGF Patient Financial Services Team will:
- Investigate your benefits prior to or soon after your initial consult so that you know what’s covered before you begin any testing or treatment.
- Introduce you to your personal financial counselor who will be sure to navigate you through the decision-making process in the most efficient way possible.
- Pair an experienced managed care team with your financial counselor to ensure your plan coverage is maximized. We organize our managed care teams by insurance plan so that our financial counselors can become intimately familiar with specific policies and establish relationships within each insurance organization.
*Cannot be combined with other SGF discount offerings. ManTech employees with additional fertility coverage through their major medical will need to exhaust this benefit before participating in the ManTech Family Planning Program through SGF. Any patient financial responsibility will be determined by the major medical insurance plan and is not subject to change under the ManTech Family Planning Program.
SGF offers innovative financial options, including their flagship 100% refund guarantee program for IVF and donor egg treatment. Just a few of the many SGF financial programs are briefly summarized here. Your personal financial counselor will help you understand the best options based on your goals, preferences, finances, and treatment plan.
100% Refund Program for IVF and Donor Egg
The SGF 100% Refund Program is a 100% money back guarantee for IVF or donor egg treatment. The program has expanded age eligibility to include patients up to 41, the only guarantee program in the nation for women over 40. More than 25,000 have chosen the 100% IVF Refund Program so far and 82% of participants have become parents through this program. Patients choosing this plan may attempt up to six IVF or donor egg cycles for a flat fee. When you take a baby home, SGF has earned the fee. In the event treatment is unsuccessful, or if you choose to withdraw from the program, 100% of the fee is refunded.*
Genetic testing of embryos is included for all participants ages 38-40. 100% Refund Program for Donor Egg fees are higher and vary by program.
*Some exceptions apply, see contract for details.
Shared Donor Egg Program
The Shared Donor Egg Program is a very popular option that can reduce the cost of treatment by up to 50%, or it can offer a six-cycle 100% refund guarantee for the same cost as a traditional donor egg cycle. In the all-inclusive program, patients pay a flat fee equal to one traditional donor egg cycle that includes the treatment, donor fee, and medications for all six cycles. Sharing a donor does not reduce your chances to conceive.
Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
With SGF’s Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), you will pay a flat amount for unlimited FET cycles, for as many frozen embryos as you may have available at the time you enter the program. In terms of program completion, the following outcomes are possible:
- Successful pregnancy and delivery
- Withdrawal from the program at any time, receiving a full refund
- Use all of the embryos that are available without conceiving and then receiving a full refund
Multi-Cycle Discount Program
The Multi-Cycle Discount Program is an option to consider when your physician’s recommendation and your medical profile indicate it may take more than one IVF cycle to conceive. By prepaying for multiple treatment cycles, this option provides at least a 40% discount off the cost of two fresh IVF cycles and subsequent FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycles. By capping the costs ahead of time, couples are able to pursue the treatment to have a baby and lower the cost should multiple treatments be necessary. The fee for this payment option includes all cycle monitoring, up to two fresh IVF cycles, cryopreservation, first year of storage, and FET cycles. This program is designed for self-pay patients.
Patients who need a gestational carrier or embryo biopsy for PGT-M or PGT-A can purchase a rider(s) for an additional fee.
Egg Freezing Programs
The Assure Fertility Financial Program is one of the only guarantee flat-fee programs in the country for women interested in elective egg freezing. This program guarantees either a certain number of eggs or cycles, whichever comes first.
Assure 20: With Assure 20, women with a favorable ovarian reserve are able to complete up to four egg freezing cycles or reach 20 mature eggs, whichever comes first. Should a patient reach 20 mature eggs or wish to discontinue egg freezing cycles following her first cycle, SGF will issue a partial refund.
Assure 30: With Assure 30, women with a favorable ovarian reserve are able to complete up to five egg freezing cycles or reach 30 mature eggs, whichever comes first. Should a patient reach 30 mature eggs or wish to discontinue egg freezing cycles following her first or second cycle, SGF will issue a partial refund.
Both programs, Assure 20 and Assure 30, include the cost of monitoring appointments, the egg retrieval and cryopreservation.
When you are ready to use your frozen eggs, you will be able to take advantage of the Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Returning Egg Freezing Patients.
Male factor problems comprise 40-50% of all infertility cases and essentially fall into one of two categories: productive or obstructive. Problems with sperm production can stem from congenital (present at birth) problems with the testicle, hormone-related issues, varicose veins, environmental exposures, or cancer. In these cases, a detailed consultation with SGF’s Center for Male Fertility can help pinpoint potential causes as well as facilitate treatment with the intent of improving a patient’s numbers.
Yes. ManTech employees will receive a preferred pharmacy benefit when they use an SGF preferred pharmacy. SGF’s preferred pharmacies offer:
- Multiple locations across the country to best serve SGF patients
- Dedicated SGF teams to optimize your experience as a patient and provide superior service
- Access to innovative pharmaceutical leaders who share SGF’s vision by providing an more integrated treatment experience
- Expert insurance navigation to ensure benefits are maximized
- 24/7 access to on-call fertility nurse and pharmacist
- Multi-language support
- Competitive pricing and access to all self-pay programs
- Innovative technology for patients: SMS, chat, email
- Online video consultations or injections trainings with a fertility nurse
- Free next-day delivery (same-day delivery available in selection locations)
Yes. SGF has an exclusive partnership with Fertility Finance, who specializes in providing patient financing services for all fertility treatment options and medications.
With its easy loan process and competitive rates, Fertility Finance ensures that the financial aspects of treatment are not an obstacle to achieving your dream of a family. Fertility Finance offers a wide variety of loan options, allowing you to obtain the necessary financing required to make your treatment and medications affordable. Each loan program is designed to fit your individual circumstances and once approved, the company’s Fertility Loan Specialists will work closely with SGF to ensure the funds are secured prior to the commencement of your treatment.
Not only is infertility common, affecting 1 in 8 couples, but it does not discriminate — infertility affects men as often as women. Knowing when to seek help is based on how long you’ve been having unprotected intercourse without conception and the woman’s age. Early fertility testing and treatment offers the best chances of success.
Note: The conditions and terms of SGF Financial Programs are subject to change. Please visit www.ShadyGroveFertility.com for the latest program information or call the SGF New Patient Center 703-291-9009 for more information.