Employers offering abortion travel benefits expected to double, survey finds

The number of U.S. employers that offer employee travel benefits for abortion is expected to double in the next few years, according to a new survey from advisory firm WTW.

The survey was released Aug. 11 and responses were collected in August from 305 employers representing 4 million employees.

Four key takeaways:

  1. Currently, 35 percent of respondents offer abortion travel and hotel benefits, with another 16 percent beginning in 2023 and 21 percent considering it.

  2. Among those that already offer travel benefits, 44 percent have recently expanded the benefits and another 46 percent plan to or are considering enhancements.

  3. Among those that already offer travel benefits, 43 percent have a yearly limit and 22 percent plan to implement one.

  4. Among respondents with fully insured policies, 93 percent expect to offer coverage for elective abortions by next year in non-restrictive states. Among self-insured respondents, it is 82 percent.

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