These companies will cover travel expenses for employee abortions

Ms Jackel said the policy had strong support from both employees and investors, although the company declined to say whether anyone had used it. “It makes good business sense,” Ms. Jackel added. “There is no reason why we should put our employees in the position of having to choose between keeping their job or carrying out an unwanted pregnancy.”

  • Warner Brothers said it would cover travel expenses for the abortions. “In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, we immediately expanded our health care benefit options to cover transportation expenses for employees and their covered family members who need to travel to access abortion and reproductive care,” said a company representative.

  • Disney said it would also cover travel expenses: “We recognize the impact that today’s Supreme Court ruling could have on many Americans,” wrote Paul Richardson, the company’s human resources chief, and Pascale Thomas, vice president.

  • A Meta representative said, “We intend to offer travel expense reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access out-of-state health and reproductive services. We are in the process of evaluating the best way to do this given the legal complexities involved.”

  • Bank of America said: “We have expanded the list of medical treatments that are eligible for travel expense reimbursement. This list will now include cancer treatment, organ transplants at centers of excellence, reproductive health care including abortion, and hospital admissions for mental health issues.”

  • Intuit said Friday that it would cover travel expenses for employees to have abortions. “We support our employees’ access to comprehensive healthcare, no matter where they live,” the company said. “We will continue to do what we can to better support employees’ continued access to the full range of health care they believe is right for them.”

  • Condé Nast said it would cover travel and lodging for employees to have abortions. “This is a crippling blow to reproductive rights that have been protected for nearly half a century,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Condé Nast.

  • Zillow said it would reimburse its employees up to $7,500 when major travel is required for medical procedures, including abortions. “We strongly support the right of our employees to make health care decisions that are right for them, and we will continue to do so,” a Zillow representative said.

  • Box, which had previously said it would cover employee travel expenses for abortions, said he was “disappointed by the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.”

  • Salesforce said it would relocate female employees concerned about their ability to have abortions to Texas. “We will continue to offer our long-standing travel and relocation benefits to ensure employees and their families have access to critical health care services,” a representative said.

  • Patagonia reaffirmed its commitment to cover the travel expenses of employees for abortions: “Caring for employees goes beyond basic health insurance,” the company said on LinkedIn. “It means supporting employees’ decisions about whether or when to have a child.”

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would provide up to $4,000 in travel reimbursement for employees who live in states that restrict access to abortion and that the policy would apply to any spouse or dependent covered by the company’s health plan.

  • Lyft, which had previously said it would cover travel expenses for abortions, said the Supreme Court’s decision “will harm millions of women by taking away their access to safe and private reproductive health services.” She also said that she was expanding her “legal defense commitment” to protect drivers who may be sued for taking people to clinics. “No driver should have to ask a passenger where they are going and why,” Lyft said.

  • Uber emphasized the company’s insurance coverage for “a range of reproductive health benefits, including termination of pregnancy” and its commitment to cover travel expenses for employees accessing health care services. “We will also continue to support drivers by reimbursing legal expenses if any driver is sued under state law for providing transportation on our platform to a clinic,” the company said.

  • BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti told staff Friday that the company would provide stipends to employees who needed to travel for abortions. “The decision is so retrogressive and horrible for women that it requires us to step up as a company to ensure that any of our employees who are affected have funding and access to safe abortions as needed,” he said.

  • Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp, called the decision a threat to gender equality in the workplace. “Business leaders must step up to support the health and safety of their employees by speaking out against the wave of abortion bans that will be unleashed as a result of this decision and call on Congress to codify Roe into law,” he said. . Yelp had previously agreed to cover abortion travel expenses.

  • H&M said it would cover travel and transportation expenses for employees living in states where abortion is prohibited or restricted: “Supporting access to comprehensive reproductive care for our colleagues is not only critical to supporting our workforce led by women, but is also crucial to our commitment to full gender parity and equal opportunity in the workplace and in society at large,” the apparel company said.

  • Vox Media said the company would cover travel expenses for employee abortions and would also expand its pregnancy loss leave to cover people who have abortions. “This ruling will have a disproportionate impact on access to care based on where people live,” Jim Bankoff, the company’s chief executive officer, wrote in a memo. “It puts families, communities and the economy at risk, and threatens the gains that women have made in the workplace over the last 50 years.”

  • Adobe, which had previously said its health care policy covered travel expenses for abortions, said: “We have and will always prioritize inclusive benefits to create a world-class culture for our employees.”

  • Google, which covers travel expenses for employee abortions, told its employees they could also request relocation “without justification.”

  • Starbucks announced earlier this year that it would cover employee travel expenses for abortions, and the company’s senior vice president, Sara Kelly, said in an interview Friday that employees would be able to access this benefit on a confidential basis. “No matter what you believe, no matter where you live, it’s about access to health care,” said Ms. Kelly.

  • Impossible Foods said it would cover travel, lodging, meals and childcare for employees who need to travel out of state for abortions: “Supporting our colleagues in their reproductive health is absolutely the right thing to do,” Peter McGuinness, CEO. he said on LinkedIn.

  • Accenture, Expedia and Match Group said they would help cover travel for employees who needed health care procedures not provided locally.

  • Douglas Elliman said it would expand its health care coverage to reimburse employees who have to travel for abortions: “Douglas Elliman is a strong supporter of women and their reproductive rights,” company leaders said in an email to staff. .

  • Nike said it covered travel and lodging for employees who needed to travel for health care procedures, including abortions: “No matter where our teammates are on their family planning journey, from contraception and coverage from abortion to pregnancy and support for family formation through fertility. , surrogacy and adoption benefits – we are here to support your decisions,” the company said.

  • Nordstrom said it created a new travel benefit for employees who couldn’t get abortions locally: “While we had reason to believe this ruling was coming, we recognize this news still weighs heavily on many of us,” company leaders wrote. in a message to staff.

  • Open Sea said it would cover travel for employee abortions. “We are heartbroken, frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenge that lies ahead,” company leaders said in a message to staff. “We believe that access to safe and legal abortion is absolutely critical to keeping women and those with reproductive systems assigned to women healthy and empowered to make their own decisions about their futures and to pursue their missions and ambitions.”

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers said its employees could apply for financial assistance for expenses associated with medical procedures. “I know that some of you will think that I have not said enough in this note and that some of you will think that I have said too much,” the firm’s president said in a message to staff this weekend. “What I hope you take away is that I care.”

  • Don’t Ban Equality, a coalition of businesses, said more than 350 businesses had signed its letter opposing restrictions on abortion access.

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