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After The Supreme Court made the decision to overturn Roe v. Wademany large companies have pledged to provide support and financial assistance to female employees who choose to have an abortion and reside in states that prohibit it.
As of Friday, the annulment of the law that protected the federal constitutional right to abortion, leaves the decision in the hands of state legislationso that, almost immediately, various state officials began to implement or manage to make effective new abortion bans.
Now, millions of people seeking abortions will find themselves forced to travel across state lines to access the procedure, adding to the cost of an already expensive health care service.
For many, employer benefit packages can be the only way to be able to pay for an abortion.
In response, corporations, some with headquarters or offices in Republican-controlled statesare taking steps to pay for the travel expenses.
Several companies began to announce it weeks before the ruling was known and this Friday many more have joined. These are some companies that offer extended staff assistance in states that restrict abortion care:
It expanded its financial support for abortions and gender-affirming care to include coverage of travel expenses for such services.
Its benefits package allows employees to travel out of state for medical care if it is not available in their home state.
It intends to offer travel expense reimbursement “to the extent permitted by law” for employees seeking out-of-state health and reproductive services.
Its existing health care plan pays women, family members and partners to travel outside of states with strict abortion laws.
They will also receive coverage to access the same care in another state. The benefit covers family planning and decisions related to pregnancy.
Her insurance plans already cover reproductive health benefits, including abortion and travel expenses to access medical care. It also said it will reimburse drivers sued under state law for providing transportation to a clinic through the app.
Offers travel reimbursement coverage for full-time US employees and their dependents who need to travel for health care treatment, including abortions and gender-affirming care.
The female-led dating app said it will support its female employees’ ability to access “the health care services they need,” including abortion care. A Bumble spokesperson added that the company will donate to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Through her foundation she is making grants to the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Afiya Center, and ARC-Southeast, which provides direct assistance to women and communities in need of care. Additionally, your employees may be reimbursed for travel expenses for services that are not available in their home state, including abortion. Part-time staff and others who are not included in the company’s benefit plan are also eligible for reimbursement.
Offers a health care travel benefit for all employees that covers up to $4,000 per trip, up to three trips per year, with a maximum coverage limit of $10,000 per year.
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On Friday, it expanded health care benefit options to include expenses for employees and their covered family members who need to travel to access abortions and other reproductive care.
Your health care benefits have long covered abortion care. And starting in July, abortion will be included in the company’s health care travel benefit that covers services that can only be obtained away from home.
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