My husband's company just excluded homebirth from being covered under their self funded plan (meaning they write their own plan and pay all the bills and let an insurance agency manage some parts). Before homebirth was unspecified and I guess because my husband and I started asking questions they felt they should take the time to exclude it. It seems they are worried that homebirth can increase NICU costs or some other non-evidence based fear.
Can any one help find me some studies that are simple enough the company might read them and see the potential cost savings of covering homebirth? NYC details would obviously be most helpful.