These U.S. companies will cover travel expenses for employees who need abortions
Here are some of the top companies offering expanded assistance to personnel in states limiting abortion care.
Yelp’s existing health care plan for US employees pays wives, family members and partners to travel out of states with strict abortion laws, such as Texas and Oklahoma, which prohibit abortions. abortions after 6 weeks.
“Abortion is a health care system, and health care is a human right. We are deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Box.com will cover employee travel and medical expenses incurred by employees while seeking reproduction services.
The denim company said through the Levi Strauss Foundation that it provides grants to the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Afiya Center and ARC South East, which provides direct assistance to women and men. communities in need of care. The company previously said that under its benefits plan, employees could be reimbursed for travel expenses for services not available in their home country, including abortion. Part-time staff and others who are not included in the company’s benefits plan are also eligible for reimbursement, he said.
Comcast – NBC Universal
Discovery of Warner Bros.
Warner Brothers Discovery, owner of CNN, on Friday expanded health care benefit options to include expenses for covered employees and family members who must travel to access abortions and other reproductive care, according to a company spokesperson.
The media company said Friday it will reimburse travel and accommodation costs for employees who need abortion, infertility or gender reaffirmation services and cannot obtain them locally. CEO Roger Lynch said in an internal memo that the Supreme Court’s ruling was a “striking blow to reproductive rights” and said the most powerful way the company can respond is through its content and journalism.
“No matter where our teammates are on their family planning journey – from birth control and abortion coverage, to pregnancy support and family building, to fertility benefits, maternity surrogacy and adoption – we are here to support their decisions,” the statement read.
“We all have to deal with this in our own way, and as you do, here’s what I want you to know: No matter where you live or what you believe in, we will always make sure you have access to healthcare. of quality,” Kelly said in the letter.
Dick Sporting Goods
For employees who live in a state that restricts access to abortion, Dick’s will provide up to $4,000 in reimbursement for travel costs to travel to the closest location where care is legally available, a the company said in a statement Friday. The benefit will be available to any employee, spouse or dependent on their medical insurance plan, as well as a support person.
Alaska Airlines said in a statement that it has always provided travel reimbursements for “certain medical procedures and treatments if they are not available where you live.”
“Today’s Supreme Court decision does not change that,” he said.
— CNN’s Brian Fung, Vanessa Yurkevich, Allison Morrow, Sara O’Brien, Rachel Solomon and Ramishah Maruf contributed to this report.