Bloomberg Law
Aug. 19, 2022, 6:33 PM

Walmart Eases Some Curbs on Abortion Coverage, Offers Travel Aid

Brendan Case
Brendan Case
Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc., the largest private-sector employer in the US, is expanding abortion coverage and related travel benefits for its employees while maintaining a relatively limited policy compared with some other major companies.

The retail giant’s insurance plans now cover abortion “when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability,” according to a memo to employees Friday. The company had previously only offered coverage if the mother’s health was in danger or the fetus couldn’t survive birth.

Walmart is also planning to offer travel support for workers and dependents ...