June 24 (Reuters) - A growing number of companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Amazon.com Inc, Tesla Inc, and Walt Disney Co are rolling out policies to offer benefits to U.S.
employees who may need to access abortion services. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a woman's constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. Following is a partial list of companies who have offered their U.S.
employees reproductive healthcare benefits including abortion coverage or travel benefits for out-of-state abortions. Company Benefit(s) Offered JPMorgan Chase & Co The company told employees it would pay for their travel to states that allow legal abortions, according to a memo seen by Reuters.
Citigroup Inc The bank has started covering travel expenses for employees who go out of state for abortions because of newly enacted restrictions in Texas and other states, becoming the first major U.S. bank to make that commitment. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Goldman Sachs Group Inc will cover travel expenses for its U.S.-based employees who need to go out of state to receive abortion or gender-affirming medical care starting July 1.
Meta Platforms Inc. Meta said in statement it intends to offer travel expense reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need access to out-of-state healthcare and reproductive services. Yelp Inc The crowd-sourced review platform will extend its abortion coverage to cover expenses for its employees and their dependents who need to travel to another state for abortion services.
Amazon.com Inc The second-largest U.S. private employer told employees it will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses yearly for non-life threatening medical treatments, among them elective abortions. Levi Strauss & CO The apparel company will reimburse travel expenses for its full- and part-time employees who need to travel to another state for healthcare services, including abortions.
United Talent Agency The private Hollywood talent agency said it would reimburse travel expenses related to women's reproductive health services that are not accessible in an employee's state of residence. Tesla Inc Tesla's Safety Net program and health insurance includes travel and lodging support for its employees who may need to seek healthcare services that are unavailable in their home state, according to the company's 2021 impact report.
website Microsoft Corp Microsoft said it would extend its abortion and gender affirming care services for employees in the United States to include travel expense assistance. Starbucks Corp Starbucks said it will reimburse U.S. employees and their dependents if they must travel more than 100 miles from their homes to obtain an abortion. Netflix Inc Netflix said it will offer travel reimbursement for U.S.
employees and dependents who travel for cancer treatment, transplants, abortion and gender-affirming care through its U.S. health plans. Mastercard Inc Mastercard said it will fund travel and lodging for employees seeking abortions outside their home states from June, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
Kroger Co Kroger said it will provide travel benefits up to $4,000 to facilitate access to several categories of medical treatments and a full range of reproductive health care services, including abortion. Uber Technologies Inc Uber said its insurance plans in the United States cover a range of reproductive health benefits, including pregnancy termination and travel expenses to access healthcare.
DoorDash Inc DoorDash said it will cover certain travel-related expenses for employees who face new barriers to access and need to travel out of state for abortion-related care. Lyft Inc Lyft said its U.S. medical benefits plan includes coverage for elective abortion and reimbursement for travel costs if an employee must travel more than 100 miles for an in-network provider.
Bank of America Corp The bank said it will reimburse employees and their dependents for the cost of traveling to receive reproductive healthcare, including abortions. Deutsche Bank AG The bank said it is updating its U.S. healthcare policy to cover travel costs for any medical procedure, including abortion, that is not offered within 100 miles of an employees' home, according to a source familiar.
American Express Co American Express said it will cover travel and other related expenses for employees and their dependents if they need abortion or gender-affirming treatment that is not available where they live. Block The payments company said it will cover expenses for U.S.
employees who must travel more than 100 miles for abortions starting July 1, a source familiar with the matter said. Macy's Inc Macy's said it made the decision to expand its benefits program to provide travel reimbursement for colleagues to receive the medical care needed and will abide by existing laws and legal standards.
Walt Disney Co Disney said the company's benefits will cover the cost of employees who need to travel to another location to access care, including to obtain an abortion, it said. (Reporting by Doyinsola Oladipo and Akash Sriram; Additional reporting by Chavi Mehta; Editing by Anna Driver, 4657 Rosalba O'Brien and Bill Berkrot)