TLDR; Many U.S. companies are announcing plans to support employees seeking out-of-state abortions. Using Disclo, employers can verify an employee’s pregnancy with their medical provider and administer “Abortion Support” as a reasonable accommodation.
After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday June 24, 2022 to overturn Roe v. Wade, companies across the U.S. have announced plans to provide support and financial assistance for employees seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. Is this the newest way to improve employee retention and better care for your employees? We think so.
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Levi Strauss & Co is now reimbursing employees for travel expenses for receiving health care services outside their state (including abortions).
Apple is covering medical costs for Texas employees who need to travel out of state for abortions.
Tesla is covering travel costs for workers seeking abortions out-of-state.
Amazon is covering up to $4,000 in travel expenses for employees seeking medical treatment (including abortions).
Yelp is offering assistance for employees and dependents through the company’s insurance plan.
Salesforce is even offering to pay for relocation for Texas employees.
Here is a comprehensive list of companies offering abortion benefits/support for employees.
Due to ADA and HIPAA laws, companies are unable to store employee medical information in their Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Applicant Tracking System (ATS). With employees requesting support to seek out-of-state abortions, employers will be challenged with verifying the legitimacy of the request, and managing this information in a safe and compliant manner. Until now.
Disclo is the first software helping companies to collect, verify, and manage employee health disclosures and accommodation requests. Our HIPAA compliant software enables companies to verify an employee’s medical condition directly with their medical provider. Given that pregnancy is something that employees may disclose on the platform, we’re now stepping up to support companies in administering abortion assistance. As this can be an incredibly personal matter to discuss with managers or HR teams, we want to enable employees to ask for assistance in a safe and private manner.
So how does this work? Using Disclo, employees can disclose their pregnancy and request “Abortion Support” as a reasonable accommodation. We will then verify this information with the employee’s medical provider. Employers can then approve, reject, or offer alternatives to the employee. Note: only the appropriate case managers will be able to view the request.
Depending on how the company is administering support (through payroll, as an expense, etc), the company can then safely store and manage the employee’s request in our HIPAA and SOC2 compliant portal.
Beyond abortion support, your company can use Disclo to manage all employee health disclosures and accommodation requests. This is just an added benefit. 🙂
Set up time to chat with us today if you’re interested in learning more about using Disclo to manage abortion assistance for your employees.