Here are some of the prominent companies offering expanded assistance to staff in states curtailing abortion care.
Even freaking Comcast!
Microsoft extended its financial support for "critical healthcare," including abortions and gender-affirming care, to include coverage for travel expenses for such services, after the draft opinion overturning Roe was first leaked.
The company's existing benefits package allows employees to travel out of state for medical care if it is unavailable in their home state, according to an Apple spokesperson.
The tech giant intends to offer travel expense reimbursement "to the extent permitted by law" for employees seeking out-of-state health care and reproductive services, according to a spokesperson. "We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved," the Meta spokesperson said in a statement.
Yelp's existing healthcare plan for US employees pays for women, family members and partners to travel out of states with strict abortion laws, such as Texas and Oklahoma, which ban abortions after 6 weeks.
"This ruling puts women's health in jeopardy, denies them their human rights, and threatens to dismantle the progress we've made toward gender equality in the workplaces since Roe," Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder of Yelp, said in a statement Friday. "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 triggered as a result of this decision, and call on Congress to codify Roe into law."
Disney employees who are unable to access medical care in one location will be given affordable coverage to access the same care in another location, according to a company spokesperson. The benefit covers family planning and pregnancy-related decisions.
Uber's US insurance plans already cover reproductive health benefits, including abortion and travel expenses to access healthcare. The rideshare company will also reimburse any drivers sued under state law for providing transportation to a clinic through the app, according to an Uber spokesperson.
The streaming company offers travel reimbursement coverage for US full-time employees and their dependents who need to travel for healthcare treatments including abortions and gender-affirming care, a Netflix spokesperson told CNN. The company provides a lifetime allowance of $10,000 per employees (or their dependents) per service.
Bumble, a female-driven dating app, said Friday that it will support its employees' ability to access "the healthcare services they need," including abortion care. A Bumble spokesperson added that the company will donate to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
"Abortion is healthcare, and healthcare is a human right. We are deeply troubled by the Supreme Court decision," the spokesperson said in a statement.
Dating app company Match Group in October established a partnership with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles to provide abortion access for its Texas employees and their dependents. The company is currently considering expanding that benefit to all its US staff, including remote employees in states with trigger laws that may soon ban abortions, according to a Match spokesperson. Match healthcare plans also help to cover travel and lodging costs for employees who need to travel to receive care, the spokesperson said.
Box.com will cover employee travel and medical expenses incurred by employees while seeking reproductive services.
The denim company said through The Levi Strauss Foundation that it is providing grants to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Afiya Center and ARC-Southeast which provides direct assistance to women and communities in need of care. The company previously said that under its benefits plan, employees can be reimbursed for travel expenses for services not available in their home state, including abortion. Part-time staff and others who aren't included in the company's benefits plan are also eligible for reimbursement, it said.
Comcast has an existing healthcare travel benefit for all employees that covers up to $4,000 per trip, up to three trips per year, with a maximum coverage cap of $10,000 per year. The amount paid out depends on the type of health care procedure, but abortion care is covered, according to the company.
Warner Bros Discovery
Warner Brothers Discovery, which owns CNN, on Friday expanded healthcare benefits options to include expenses for employees and their covered family members who need to travel to access abortions and other reproductive care, according to a company spokesperson.
JPMorgan on Friday said that its health care benefits have long covered abortion care. And starting in July, abortion will be included in the company's health care travel benefit that covers services that can only be obtained far from home, according to spokesperson Joseph Evangelisti.
The sportswear company said in a statement that it covers travel and lodging expenses in situations where healthcare services are not available close to home, according to a statement Nike released Friday.
"No matter where our teammates are on their family planning journey - from contraception and abortion coverage, to pregnancy and family-building support through fertility, surrogacy and adoption benefits - we are here to support their decisions," the statement reads.
stopped selling semi-automatic guns. You can buy a hunting rifle or shotgun at Dick's, but not an AR-15.
I think its time to upgrade my life jacket too.