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List of Companies that will Bear Abortion-Related Travel Expenses for Employees

A large list of leading US companies like JPMorgan Chase & Co, Amazon.com Inc, Tesla Inc, Apple Inc, and Walt Disney Co are rolling out their company policies to offer benefits to their employees working in the U.S. who might need to access abortion services.

The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took the drastic move of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that gave the constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it across the country.

Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth informed its employees that the company will reimburse up to $4,000 in travel-related expenses per year for non-life threatening medical procedures that are not accessible within 100 miles radius of an employee’s home, including abortions.

Companies coming forward to support their Employees with Abortion travel benefits

A spokesperson for Meta platforms said: “We intend to offer travel expense reimbursements, to the extent permitted by law, for employees who will need them to access out-of-state health care and reproductive services. We are in the process of assessing how best to do so given the legal complexities involved”.

Many companies have pledged to provide support and financial assistance to their US-based workforce and even their dependents in a few cases who are seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure.

Zillow, American tech real-estate marketplace company said yesterday that it will reimburse up to $7,500 to its employees for traveling significant distances for reproductive services, gender-affirming care, and other related procedures. These are effective retrospectively from 1st June onwards.

“We strongly support our employees’ right to make health care choices that are right for them, and we will continue to do so,” Zillow said in a statement.

Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti sent an email to its US employees that the company will provide a stipend to employees to travel out of state to access legal abortion services.

“The decision is so regressive and horrific for women that it compels us to step up as a company to ensure that any of our employees who are impacted have funding and access to safe abortions as needed,” Peretti said.

Banking major, Bank of America said in a statement, “We have expanded the list of medical treatments that are eligible for travel expense reimbursement. This list will now includes cancer treatment, organ transplants at centers of excellence, reproductive health care including abortion, and hospital admissions for mental health conditions.”

Yelp’s co-founder and chief executive, Jeremy Stoppelman, called the decision a threat to gender equality in the workplace.

List of the Companies that will cover abortion travel costs of their Employees

Here is a list of the major US companies assisting to pay for abortion-related travel expenses to their employees at the time of writing this article.

  • Airbnb
  • Amazon
  • American Express Co
  • Apple
  • Bank of America Corp
  • Buzzfeed
  • Citigroup
  • Comcast
  • Condé Nast
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Disney
  • DoorDash
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lyft
  • Mastercard Inc
  • Meta
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • Patagonia
  • PayPal
  • Reddit
  • Sony
  • Starbucks
  • Tesla
  • Uber
  • United Talent Agency
  • Yelp
  • Zillow

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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