Many employers are now struggling to remain compliant with federal and state laws in a post-Roe environment, especially one that continues to change rapidly. Jonathan Zimmerman, a partner with Morgan Lewis, which helps clients design and maintain all types of employee benefit plans and programs, speaks with host Richard Levick of LEVICK about the immediate landscape for employers in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. He discusses the most pressing concern which is whether employers can continue offering coverage of abortions through health benefit plans, including by reimbursing costs incurred when traveling to a jurisdiction to procure an abortion lawful in that jurisdiction. He also discusses what avenues employers with employees in states where abortion is illegal may consider to facilitate abortion access for employees and their dependents. Morgan Lewis provides a centralized portal of weekly updates on all legal activities related to this constantly changing issue.
Published November 16, 2022.