Amazon To Pay Up To $4,000 In Travel Expenses For Employees Needing Non-Life Threatening Medical Tre
Amazon will give its U.S. employees benefits that will allow them to pay for abortions and other health-related treatments, USA Today reports.
As the Republican-led effort to ban women from being able to receive abortions continues, Amazon has announced a new benefit in which the company will pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses for female employees to receive a non-life threatening medical procedure, including pregnancy termination.
Amazon announced the news Monday in a message sent to employees. In the message, the company shared the benefit will be accessible to warehouse and corporate employees or dependents who are covered under the company's Premera or Aetna health plans, Reuters reports.
The benefit will be offered to workers who are unable to receive a medical procedure within 100 miles of their home or if virtual care cannot be provided. USA Today reports the new benefit is set to take place in January of 2023.
Other medical procedures the benefit covers include cardiology, cellular gene therapies and substance abuse disorder treatment and services, USA Today reports.
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