Warner Brothers said it would cover abortion travel expenses. “In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, we immediately expanded our health care benefits options to cover transportation costs for employees and their covered family members who must travel to access abortion and reproductive care,” a company spokesperson said. .
Disney said it would also cover travel expenses: “We recognize the impact today’s Supreme Court ruling could have on many Americans,” wrote Paul Richardson, the company’s chief human resources officer, and Pascale Thomas, a vice president.
A spokesperson for Meta said: “We plan to offer travel reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who need them to access health care and reproductive services out of state. We are investigating how best to do this, given the legal complexity involved.”
Bank of America said: “We have expanded the list of medical treatments eligible for travel reimbursement. This list now includes cancer treatment, organ transplants at centers of excellence, reproductive health care including abortion and hospitalizations for mental illness.”
Intuit said Friday it would cover employees’ travel expenses to get abortions. “We support our employees’ access to comprehensive healthcare — wherever they live,” the company said. “We will continue to do what we can to best support workers’ continued access to the full range of healthcare they believe is right for them.”
Condé Nast said it would cover travel and lodging expenses for workers to undergo abortions. “It is a crushing blow to reproductive rights that have been protected for nearly half a century,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Condé Nast.
Zillow said it would reimburse its employees up to $7,500 when significant travel is required for medical procedures, including abortions. “We strongly support our employees’ right to make health care choices that are right for them, and we will continue to do so,” said a Zillow spokesperson.
Box, who had already said it would cover workers’ travel expenses for abortions, said it was “disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
Salesforce said it would relocate employees concerned about their ability to have abortions in Texas. “We will continue to offer our many years of travel and relocation benefits to ensure employees and their families have access to critical health care,” said a spokesperson.
Patagonia reaffirmed its commitment to cover employee travel expenses for abortions: “Employee care goes beyond basic insurance,” the company said on LinkedIn. “It means supporting employees’ choices about whether and when to have a child.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would? provide up to $4,000 in travel reimbursement for employees residing in states that restrict access to abortion and that the policy would apply to any spouse or dependent covered by the company’s medical plan.
Lyft, which had previously said it would cover abortion travel costs, said the Supreme Court’s decision “will harm millions of women by depriving them of access to safe and private reproductive health care.” It also said it was expanding its “legal defense obligation” to protect drivers who could be prosecuted for taking people to clinics. “No driver should ask a rider where they are 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 who access health care services. “We will also stand behind drivers and reimburse legal fees if a driver is charged under state law for providing transportation on our platform to a clinic,” the company said.
BuzzFeed chief executive Jonah Peretti told staff on Friday that the company will now provide stipends to employees who have to travel for abortions. “The decision is so regressive and horrific for women that it forces us to act as a company to ensure that all of our affected employees have funding and access to safe abortions when needed,” he said.
Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of Yelp, called the decision a threat to gender equality in the workplace. “Business leaders must stand 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 calling on Congress to codify Roe into law,” he said. Yelp had previously pledged to cover abortion travel expenses.