These companies offer benefits to our employees after the decision on the right to abortion


The United States Supreme Court on Friday ended the nation’s constitutional right to abortion, and many states are expected to restrict or ban abortions. After the ruling, several US companies came out in favor of women and restructured/advertised abortion benefits. The companies said they would cover employees’ expenses if they had to travel to other states or locations to obtain abortion services, and some companies even cover all medical expenses.

Here’s a look at companies that have reached out or are providing abortion-related help to women

Microsoft

Microsoft has extended travel assistance to employees seeking abortion and “gender-affirming care” and those who have limited access to such services in their home countries. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the company is committed to doing everything it can under the law to protect its employees, as reported by Forbes.

Apple

Apple said its health plan covers abortion care and travel expenses, if needed, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Amazon

Amazon told its U.S. employees it would cover up to $4,000 in travel costs for medical procedures, including abortion, according to a message obtained by Reuters. This benefit will apply to any medical procedure (not just abortion) that is not available within 100 miles of an employee’s home.

Bumblebee

After Texas banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Bumble announced a relief fund for women and people of all genders affected by the legislation. Bumble said at the time that as an organization founded by women and led by women, it would continue to fight these regressive laws.

disney

On June 24, 2022, The Walt Disney Company reassured its employees that the company remains committed to providing full access to quality, affordable care for all employees, cast members and their families.

This commitment includes family planning (including abortion) and reproductive health care, regardless of where an employee lives. He said employees will have access to affordable coverage and travel benefits for medical care they can’t access in their own state, whether it’s cancer treatment or termination of pregnancy, according to a Forbes report.

Levi Strauss

Levi Strauss previously said that under his benefits plan, all employees can be reimbursed for travel expenses for medical services not available in their home country, including abortion. The company also said its part-time staff and others who are not included in the company’s benefits plan will also be eligible for reimbursement.

In addition, the Levi Strauss Foundation provides grants to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Afiya Center and ARC-Southeast, which provides direct assistance to women and communities in need of care.

JPMorgan Chase

According to a memo sent by the bank to its 170,000 U.S.-based employees, JPMorgan Chase is expanding its travel health care benefits to include all covered health care services that can only be obtained away from home. employee (50 miles or more). Abortion is also a covered service in the company’s health care plan, a spokesperson told Forbes.

netflix

Netflix has added travel reimbursement coverage for US employees and their dependents who need to travel for medical services like cancer treatment, transplants and abortion, through its US health plans. The benefit is limited to $10,000 of a lifetime allowance per medical service.

Nike

In a statement on Friday, Nike said it covers travel and accommodation costs in situations where health services are not available close to home, including contraception, abortion coverage and family building support such as fertility care, surrogacy and adoption benefits.

Starbucks

Starbucks offers its employees enrolled in its health care plan a medical travel benefit to access abortion. Starbucks Acting Executive Vice President Sara Kelly announced the benefit in a public letter to employees.

Goldman Sachs

On Friday, the company expanded its healthcare travel reimbursement policies to include all medical procedures, treatments and assessments, including abortion services. This is for areas where a supplier is not available near where employees live. This benefit will be effective July 1, 2022, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

Uber

The company’s US insurance plans already cover reproductive health benefits, including abortion and travel expenses. Uber said it will also reimburse any drivers sued under state law for providing transportation to a clinic through the app, according to a CNN report.

Yelp

Yelp’s health insurance policy for employees already includes abortion care. It will now also provide travel benefits to covered U.S. employees and dependents, who must travel out of state to access medical services, including abortion. It is provided by the company’s insurance provider.

Zillow

In a statement on Friday, Zillow said its health benefits cover a wide range of reproductive health services, including services related to abortions. The company said that effective June 1, 2022, its health plan has been updated to include reimbursement of up to $7,500 for each time an employee must travel away from home to gain access. to medical treatment.


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