What the Dobbs Decision Means for Employers in New Jersey

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In Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, decided on June 24th, The U.S. Supreme Court held that the U.S. Constitution does not confer any right to an abortion and therefore each state must decide for itself to allow, limit or restrict the procedure.  New Jersey law preserves the right to an abortion. Most insurance companies in New Jersey provide coverage for abortion.  However, the Affordable Care Act does not require health insurance plans to cover abortion services.  Employers should check their plans and call their brokers or insurance companies.   Many employers have employees throughout the U.S. and states may prohibit abortion services.  In that case, employers may consider assisting employees with the cost of travel to obtain care out-of-state but should consult with counsel  to consider how that is done and the tax treatment of such benefits.