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Abortions Covered by Nearly Half of Surveyed Employer Plans

Aug. 4, 2022, 5:52 PM

Nearly half of more than 200 employers surveyed cover medically required and elective abortions for employees and dependents under their medical plan, according to a survey released Thursday.

Nearly 62% cover paid time off for employees that have abortion services, including travel and recovery, according to the report by the Integrated Benefits Institute, a research and benchmarking organization in Oakland, Calif.

The data sheds some light on how widespread employer coverage is for abortions, in particular the share of employers that cover travel. Many are considering offering such coverage in wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade ...