Earlier today The Supreme Court Overturned Roe v Wade.
As a woman, this is a scary time being that women’s right to choose what is best for their body, have been striped away and left in the hands of politicians in their states.
With that being said, many businesses are coming forward in support of a woman’s right to choose what is best for them.
These companies have expanded abortion benefits offering paid time off, reimbursement for travel expenses for traveling out of state for healthcare and even ensuring their medical benefits cover the procedures.
Here’s A List of Companies That Offer Abortion Benefits for Employees
Back in May Reuters reported Amazon added an employee benefit that covers up to $4,000 in expenses for traveling out of state for reproductive healthcare or any other medical issue.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees last September that in response to the “Texas Heartbeat Act” enacted in Texas, the company’s medical insurance plan would cover the costs of abortion treatment and any related travel for its Texas retail employees.
Citigroup’s insurance plan will now cover expenses (including airfare and accommodations) for employees who must travel for an abortion, despite potential legal risks.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
With the Roe v Wade announcement, Dick’s Sporting Goods sent out an email to employees saying:
When Roe v Wade was overturned, Walt Disney made a statement saying it would cover employee travel costs for “family planning” for employees who can’t access care where they live. This includes “pregnancy-related decisions.”
“We recognize the impact of the ruling and that we remain committed to providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live,” a Disney spokesperson stated in an email to CBS MoneyWatch.
After the announcement of Roe v Wade, eBay announced they would be expanding medical benefits for employees. In an internal email, they said:
“Today, we are expanding our benefits program to provide you and your dependents with the healthcare options you need. If you participate in one of eBay’s healthcare plans, anyone covered may be reimbursed for travel expenses to another state to receive medical or mental healthcare services that cannot be accessed locally or by telehealth.”
According to Wired, the medical plan for employees working at the IT-focused Texas-headquartered subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard covers any medical treatments received outside of Texas, including but not limited to abortions.
JP Morgan Chase
The company announced they were expanding benefits and when asked if that included abortion, JP Morgan Chase responded saying:
“Yes. Our health care plans have historically covered travel benefits for certain covered services that would require travel,” JPMorgan said. “Beginning in July, we will expand this benefit to include all covered services that can only be obtained far from your home, which would include legal abortion.”
This fashion company announced that any abortion-related service and travel fees they incur will be taken care of by the company’s health insurance plan.
Match (parent company of Tinder, Plenty of Fish, and OKCupid)
Match Group CEO Shar Dubey established a fund last year for employees to draw from should they have any traveling costs related to accessing safe and legal abortions.
“I’m speaking about this personally, as a mother and a woman who has fervently cared about women’s rights, including the very fundamental right of choice over her body,” Dubey told employees when the fund was first introduced.
Meta the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other tech properties said that it intends
“to offer travel expense reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access out-of-state healthcare and reproductive services.”
According to Tech Crunch, Netflix offers coverage for travel and expenses.
“Netflix offers travel reimbursement coverage for U.S. full-time employees and their dependents who need to travel for cancer treatment, transplants, gender-affirming care or abortion through our U.S. health plans,”
“This is a $10,000 lifetime allowance per employee and/or their dependents per service.”Source
In response to the Texas Heartbeat Act, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced to Texas-based employees that the company would cover the costs should any of them want to move out of the state entirely.
Sara Kelly, acting evp, Partner Resources, told employees they’d have access quality healthcare which includes abortions.
Today I’m announcing that we are expanding our U.S. healthcare benefit to further protect your personal health decisions. Regardless of where you live or what you believe, partners enrolled in Starbucks healthcare will now be offered reimbursement for eligible travel expenses when accessing abortion or gender-affirming procedures when those services are not available within 100 miles of a partner’s home. This benefit will also apply to dependents of partners enrolled in Starbucks healthcare.
Tesla expanded their benefits recently and have stated they will reimburse travel and expenses for seeking medical care in other states.
“An expanded Safety Net program and health insurance offering that includes travel and lodging support for those who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state.”
After Texas introduced the Texas Heartbeat Act, the online reviews site promised to cover the costs of travel for workers residing in states that restricted their reproductive rights.
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