Kroger covers employee travel costs

CINCINNATI – Kroger is one of nearly two dozen major U.S. companies to adjust its health care coverage after Friday’s SCOTUS decision to nullify Roe v. Wade

Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, operates 2,750 stores. More than 300 of those stores are located in Ohio and Kentucky, where: abortion is now either banned or largely banned

Late last week, Kroger announced it will help workers pay for overseas travel if they need an abortion.

“At The Kroger Family of Companies, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a wide range of benefits that provide value in their lives, now and in the future. We invest in the whole person with a comprehensive package of benefits that quality, affordable health and travel benefits of up to $4,000 to facilitate access to quality care for various categories of medical treatments and a full range of reproductive health care services, including abortion and fertility treatments, for plan participants,” a Kroger spokesperson said in a statement. . †

Here is a list of companies that provide out-of-state abortion assistance to workers according to: CNN Business

  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • Meta (Facebook)
  • Yelp
  • Disney
  • Uber
  • Netflix
  • bumble
  • Match group
  • Levi Strauss
  • Comcast-NBC Universal
  • Warner Bros Discovery
  • Conde Nasto
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Nike
  • Starbucks
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Zillow

Additional background

In a 6-3 decision, SCOTUS sided with conservatives in Mississippi’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the only Mississippi abortion provider to have sued Thomas Dobbs, the state’s chief health officer. The clinic filed a lawsuit in 2020 after legislation was passed that would ban abortion after 15 weeks, with no exception for rape or incest.

The verdict was not a shock to many because someone a SCOTUS design advice leaked in May suggested that Supreme Court justices overturn it.

Click HERE to see how leaders of the three states react to the decision.

Ohio Planned Parenthood, Right to Life Organizations Respond to Roe v. Wade Ruling
Ohio AG says six-week abortion ban bill is law after filing motion to rescind warrant
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Immediate Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Kentucky

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