What Will Happen to Women's Health in 2018?

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Over the past year women’s uncertainty about the future of their healthcare has been in the forefront of conversation. One year in, the policy stakes are beginning to crystallize. We surveyed the thousands of women’s health practitioners in our network, from OB-GYNs to midwives to therapists, as well as academics and policy experts, to understand what 2018 holds for women’s health.

Here’s a peek at one of predictions that Maven is helping drive forward. You can read the whole article here.

CORPORATE AMERICA WILL GET SAVVIER IN SUPPORTING WOMEN’S HEALTH

America’s largest and most competitive companies are starting to look at initiatives to grow their female workforce and female leadership through the lens of women’s health. Given the stark statistics around the motherhood penalty at work – e.g., maternity costs are often one of the top ten largest healthcare cost at a large company, and 43% of new moms leave the workforce after having a baby – HR departments feel increasing pressure to innovate. At Maven we’re seeing more and more companies extending paid leave for both parents, funding breastmilk shipments for traveling moms, and introducing return-to-work programs to help new moms phase back into the workforce after leave. The number of U.S. companies offering an IVF benefit grew by 10% in 2017 and will continue to grow as companies fight for millennial talent. This trend is already in full swing among America’s most innovative and competitive companies – and is poised to expand to a much larger base of companies in 2018 and beyond.

This piece was originally published in Forbes.

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