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These U.S. companies pay for travel expenses for employees in need of an abortion

New York (CNN Business)Various industries after the Supreme Court ruled to overthrow the Roe v. Wade caseon Friday Has promised to provide employees, and in some cases dependents, with assistance and financial support for abortion in states where the procedure is illegal.

The court's decision to revoke a groundbreaking decision almost 50 years ago, which protected the federal constitutional right to abortion, changed the situation in American reproductive medicine and individualized abortion policies. States andmany states pave the way for new abortion restrictionsAs of Friday afternoon, at least seven statesstate authoritieshave banned new abortions. He said it was possible to have an abortion.
Millions seeking abortion may soon be forced to cross state borders to access procedures, already often expensive medical services The cost will increase. For many, employer benefits may be the only way to afford an abortion.
In response, companies with headquarters and offices in Republican-controlled states are taking action. Citigroup (C),Salesforce (CRM)andMatchgroup (MTCH)First May { After a draft version of the opinion was leaked to 49}, he promised financial supportto employees seeking abortion in the affected states. Some people, including Bumble and Lyft, have previously stated that they will donate to organizations that support women's rights, such as Planned Parenthood and Fund Texas Choice.
In response to pressure from investors, customers and employees, American companies are increasingly attracted by political bystanders on the abortion issue. Companies are also struggling to attract and retain talent,worried about the potential impact of abortion laws in these states on workers.

Here are some of the prominent companies that are providing expanded support to state staff who are reducing abortion treatment.


Microsoft (MSFT)is the finance Extended "Critical Healthcare" support, including abortion and gender-verifying care after the draft opinion overturning Roe was first leaked.


According to Apple, the company's existing benefits package allows employees to get medical care if it's not available in their home state. You can travel outside the state. (AAPL)Spokesperson.


Technology giants reimburse employees seeking out-of-state medical and reproductive services "to the extent permitted by law" Will be provided. According to a spokeswoman. "We are evaluating the best method, considering the legal complexity,"Meta (FB) { Said in a 99} spokesman statement.


Yelp's existing healthcare plans for US employees are for women traveling from states with strict abortion laws, such as Texas and Oklahoma. Pay to family, partners. Abortion is prohibited after 6 weeks.

"This ruling threatens women's health, denies women's human rights, and threatens to dismantle progress towards gender equality in the workplace since Roe," {110 co-sponsored. Founder Jeremy Stoppelmann} Yelp (YELP), said in a statement on Friday. "Business leaders need to step up to support employee health and safety and call on Congress to codify Roe by speaking against the wave of abortion bans that result from this decision. There is. "


Disney(DIS)A company spokeswoman said that if an employee does not have access to health care in one location, they will be offered affordable compensation to access the same health care in another location. Benefits cover family planning and pregnancy-related decisions.


Uber's US insurance plan already covers reproductive health benefits such as abortion and travel expenses to access medical care. .. According toUber (UBER), ride-sharing companies are based on state law for providing transportation to the clinic via the app. We will also refund the driver who was sued.Spokesperson.


Streaming companies are working with US full-time employees who need to travel for health care treatments such as abortion and gender-verifying care. We provide travel compensation to our dependents. Netflix (NFLX) A spokesperson fortold CNN. The company offers a lifetime allowance of $ 10,000 per employee (or its dependents) per service.


Bumble(BMBL), female-led The dating app said Friday that it would support employees' ability to access "the healthcare services they need," including abortion care. A Bumble spokesperson added that the company will donate to the Associated State of Texas and the United States' Planned Parent-Child Relations Union.

"Abortion is healthcare, healthcare is a human right. We are deeply plagued by the Supreme Court's ruling," a spokesman said in a statement.

Match Group

Dating App CompanyMatch Group(MTCH) In October, we established a partnership with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to provide Texas employees and their dependents with access to abortion. According to a match spokesperson, the company is currently considering expanding its profits to all U.S. staff, including employees in remote states with trigger laws that could soon ban abortion. increase. Match Healthcare plans also help cover the travel and accommodation costs of employees who need to travel to receive care, a spokesman said.

Box. com

Box. com will cover the travel and medical costs incurred by the employee while seeking reproductive services.

Levi Strauss

Denim companies say they are subsidizing the Reproductive Rights Center, Afiya Center, and ARC-Southeast through the Levi Strauss Foundation. I did. Support for women in need and communities. The company previously stated 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 not included in the company's benefits plan are also eligible for refunds, he said.

Comcast-NBC Universal

Comcast (CCZ)All employees have existing healthcare travel benefits, covering up to $ 4,000 per trip, up to three trips per year, and a maximum coverage of $ 10,000 per year. The amount paid depends on the type of medical care, but according to the company, abortion care is covered.

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery, which owns CNN, expanded its medical benefit options on Friday, with abortion and other reproductions, according to company spokespersons. Access medical care.

JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan(JPM)Friday said its health care benefits have long covered abortion care. From July, abortion will be included in the company's healthcare travel benefits, which cover services that are only available far from home, according to spokeswoman Joseph Evangelisty.


According to the statement, the sportswear company will cover travel and accommodation costs when medical services are not available near home. Said. 242} Nike(NKE)was released on Friday.

"From coverage of contraception and abortion to fertility, surrogacy, adoption support for pregnancy and family formation, wherever our teammates are on their family planning journey, we are I am here to support the decision. ”Statement reads.


According to a public letter to employees by Sarah Kelly, coffee companies have aborted employees enrolled in their healthcare plans. We provide medical travel benefits for access. Starbucks(SBUX)Acting Executive Vice President of Partner Resources.

"We all have to handle this in our own way. As you do, this is what I want you to know. Where do you live, you No matter what you believe in, we always guarantee that you have access to quality medical care, "Kelly said in a letter.

Dick's Sporting Goods

Dick up to 4,000 for employees living in states that have restricted access to abortion We offer refunds for dollar travel expenses. The company said in a statement on Friday that it would travel to the nearest location where care is legally available. Benefits are provided to employees, spouses, dependents, and one support person who are enrolled in a medical plan.


Grocery store health care packages provide easy access to reproductive health care services Includes travel benefits of up to $ 4,000 to make. Kroger (KR) According to a spokesman for, it includes abortion and fertility treatment.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines said in a statement, "Always pay for travel in the absence of specific medical procedures and treatments. We are providing it. " Available wherever you live.

"Today's Supreme Court ruling does not change that," he said.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs(FADXX)extended its medical travel refund policy on Friday for all medical procedures and treatments, including abortion services in areas near where employees live and where healthcare providers are not available. , Included evaluation. This benefit will be effective on July 1st. , According to an internal memo obtained by CNN.


Jiro(Z)said in a statement on Friday that its health benefits cover a wide range of assisted reproductive technology services, including abortion. According to the company, as of June 1, the health plan will be updated to include a refund of up to $ 7,500 "every time a significant trip is required to access health care, including reproductive services." became.