Companies that will cover travel costs for employee abortions
Warner Brothers said it would cover travel costs for abortions. “In light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, we immediately expanded our health care benefit options to cover transportation costs for employees and covered family members who must travel to access abortion and reproductive care,” a company spokesperson said.
Disney said it would also cover travel costs: “We recognize the impact today’s Supreme Court decision may have on many Americans,” wrote Paul Richardson, the company’s chief human resources officer. company, and Pascale Thomas, vice-president.
A spokesperson for Meta said: “We intend to provide travel reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, to employees who will need them to access healthcare and reproductive services. out of state. 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 eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses. 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 on Friday it would cover employees’ travel expenses for 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 best support employees’ continued access to the full spectrum of health care that they believe is right for them.
Condé Nast said it would cover employee travel and accommodations for abortions. “This is a blow to reproductive rights that have been protected for almost half a century,” said Roger Lynch, chief executive of Condé Nast.
Zillow said it will reimburse its employees up to $7,500 when extensive travel is required for medical procedures, including abortions. “We strongly support the right of our employees to make healthcare choices that are right for them, and we will continue to do so,” a Zillow spokesperson said.
Box, which previously said it would cover employee travel expenses for abortions, said it was “disappointed with the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
Salesforce said it would move employees concerned about their ability to get abortions to Texas. “We will continue to provide our longstanding travel and relocation benefits to ensure employees and their families have access to essential health services,” a spokesperson said.
Patagonia reaffirmed its commitment to cover employee travel costs in the event of an abortion: “Employee coverage goes beyond basic health insurance,” the company said on LinkedIn. “That means supporting employee choices about whether or when they have a child.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would be 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 medical plan.
Lyft, which previously said it would cover travel costs for abortions, said the Supreme Court’s ruling “will harm millions of women by removing their access to safe and private reproductive health services.” . He also said he was extending his “legal defense commitment” to protecting drivers who could be sued for taking people to clinics. “No driver should have to ask a driver where they’re going and why,” Lyft said.
Uber highlighted the company’s insurance coverage for “a range of reproductive health benefits, including termination of pregnancy” and its commitment to cover travel costs for employees accessing care services. health. “We will also continue to support drivers, reimbursing legal fees if a driver is sued under state law for providing transportation on our rig to a clinic,” the company said.
BuzzFeed chief executive Jonah Peretti told staff Friday that the company will now provide allowances to employees who must travel for abortions. “The decision is so regressive and horrific for women that it forces us to intervene as a company to ensure that all of our affected employees have funding and access to safe abortions when needed,” he said. he declares.
Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and chief executive of Yelp, called the move 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 calling on Congress to codify Roe into law,” said he declared. Yelp previously pledged to cover abortion travel costs.
H&M said it would cover travel and transportation costs for employees living in states where abortion is banned or restricted: Towards full gender parity and equal opportunity in the workplace and in life. society at large,” the apparel company said.
Vox Media said the company would cover travel costs for employee abortions and also extend its pregnancy loss leave to cover people who have abortions. “This decision will have a disproportionate impact on access to care based on where people live,” Jim Bankoff, the company’s chief executive, wrote in a memo. “It puts families, communities and the economy at risk, threatening the gains women have made in the workplace over the past 50 years.”
Adobe, which previously said its health care policy covers 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 costs for employee abortions, told its employees they can also request to move “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 the benefit from confidential manner. “No matter what you believe in, no matter where you live, it’s all about access to health care,” Ms Kelly said.
Don’t Ban Equality, a business coalition, said more than 350 companies had signed its letter opposing restrictions on access to abortion.