Fertility Management Company WIN has teamed up with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, to provide family-building and fertility benefit programs to all Akin Gump U.S.-based employees, which includes enhanced adoption benefits. As part of its efforts to be an industry leader in offering inclusive and equitable family-building benefits in the legal sector, Akin Gump will also offer surrogacy benefit coverage, for the first time, also managed by WIN.
As part of this program, WIN will offer Akin Gump U.S. personnel 24/7 access to experienced nurse care managers who serve as clinical and behavioral advocates for individuals throughout their family-building journey. WIN nurse care managers provide education, care navigation, help in understanding treatment options, along with recommendations and referrals to experienced agencies for adoption and surrogacy. Through the WIN for Him program, WIN will also provide focused advocacy and support for men to better understand their fertility options so they can choose the best course forward based on their personal needs.
“WINFertility is excited to support Akin Gump to offer family-building benefits that provide work-life balance and support career paths that include having children,” says Roger Shedlin, MD, JD, and President and CEO of WINFertility. “Our nurse care managers are available 24/7 to offer support and advocacy to Akin Gump employees throughout their family-building journey.”
“Akin Gump is excited to partner with WIN on these initiatives,” said Meg Meserole, chief human resources officer at Akin Gump. “We are proud of our efforts to provide holistic, best-in-class benefits, programs and resources that support all aspects of our employees’ lives, regardless of their position at the firm, and that align with our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All of these enhancements are made with the overarching goal of meeting our employees where they are.”
The legal sector boasts some of the most progressive and inclusive family-building benefits of any industry. In just the past year, WIN has seen a 400% increase in firms of all sizes add managed fertility benefits.