Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which reversed Roe v. Wade and grants states the power to regulate abortion access, more and more companies have been expanding their job benefits to cover the cost for employees to travel out of state to access abortions.
The aftermath of the decision is still unfolding, but employers have been swift in taking action to support their employees' health and safety in a few different ways:
When possible, many companies have added or enhanced abortion coverage under their group medical plans using language not specifically tied to abortion. For instance, a company might state, “We’ll cover any procedure not able to be completed within 50 miles of the employee’s home.” Then, abortion-related travel costs and benefits are simply incorporated into the coverage of an existing employer-funded health plan and are billed through insurance.
Other companies are contracting with outside providers, such as Planned Parenthood, and are sent an anonymous bill for their employees’ abortion services. Both this method and the first method allow for more employee privacy, since there’s a separation between the employer and the medical services.
Finally, some companies are providing benefits completely outside of their health plan. For example, some have created a relief fund to pay expenses for employees—and their dependents—who need to travel to another state or are offering a one-time bonus for the travel and procedure costs.
Here are just a few of the companies that have announced financial support, travel assistance, and expanded benefits for employees who need to get abortions.
34 companies offering abortion benefits
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees who need to travel to other states to get an abortion.
What they offer: Up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for non-life-threatening medical treatments, including elective abortions, if a provider is not available within 100 miles of an employee's home, and up to $10,000 for the treatment of life-threatening medical issues.
What they offer: Employees can use their company benefits to travel out of state to receive medical care, including abortions.
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees who need to go out of state to get reproductive services, including abortions.
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees who need to go out of state to get an abortion.
What they offer: Coverage of costs related to transportation, lodging, and childcare when workers or their dependents must travel for health care, including women’s reproductive health care services, that’s not available locally.
What they offer: Coverage for travel, transportation, and lodging for employees who need to travel to a different state for an abortion.
What they offer: Up to $4,000 a trip, and up to three a year, for employee medical travel, with an annual cap of $10,000.
9. CVS Health
What they offer: Expanded benefits to make out-of-state medical care, including abortion, accessible for employees.
What they offer: Up to $4,000 in travel expense reimbursement for employees and their dependents to travel to the nearest location where abortion services are legally available.
What they offer: Up to $5,000 per year for full-time employees and their dependents to seek medical care outside of their local area.
What they offer: Travel-related coverage for employees and their dependents who are enrolled in DoorDash’s health plan and have to travel out of state for abortion-related care or live in states where there are barriers to access.
13. Goldman Sachs
What they offer: Travel coverage for U.S.-based employees who need to go out of state to get abortions.
14. IKEA Group
What they offer: Travel coverage for medical procedures, including abortion, if unavailable within a reasonable distance.
What they offer: A travel reimbursement policy that covers medical procedures outside the state where employees live.
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees who need to go out of state to get abortions.
What they offer: Up to $4,000 to cover travel to a range of medical procedures, including abortion.
What they offer: Coverage for elective abortion and reimbursement for travel costs if an employee must travel more than 100 miles for an in-network provider. They also say they will cover legal fees of any drivers sued for driving people to get abortions.
What they offer: Coverage for expenses related to traveling out of state for an abortion.
What they offer: Financial support in accessing critical health care, including abortion services.
What they offer: Up to $10,000 in travel reimbursement for treatments, which include abortion, for employees and dependents.
What they offer: Coverage of employees’ travel and lodging expenses in situations where health care services aren’t readily available.
23. Paramount Global
What they offer: Expanded health care benefits options to include expenses for employees and their covered family members who need to travel to access a range of medical procedures, including care for abortions, family planning, and reproductive health.
What they offer: Coverage for the cost of medical insurance for full- and part-time workers, including abortion care.
What they offer: A travel policy that covers workers who can't access care from a provider within a 50-mile radius.
26. Ralph Lauren
What they offer: Coverage of travel costs for employees seeking reproductive health care services and other medical care out of state.
What they offer: Expanded medical insurance to cover costs for employees who don't have access to abortions within 100 miles of their home.
What they offer: Expanded medical coverage to include abortion-related travel, as well as other procedures not available within 100 miles of an employee's home.
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees to access health care services and legal cost coverage for drivers who provide transportation to clinics.
30. Vox Media, Inc.
What they offer: Expanded reproductive care coverage to include a reimbursement of up to $1,500 for travel-related costs.
What they offer: Expanded health care benefits to cover employees who need to travel to other states to access abortion and reproductive care.
What they offer: Travel coverage for employees that need to go out of state to get an abortion.
33. Yahoo! Inc.
What they offer: Up to $5,000 in costs for traveling more than 100 miles to access medical procedures, including abortion and contraceptive care.
What they offer: Up to $7,500 each time significant travel is needed to access health care, including reproductive services.