Employer-paid abortion travel coverage results in tax consequences

Lawyers said employers seeking to provide a safe harbor by covering workers’ out-of-state travel costs for abortion services must also comply with tax and benefit laws and consider the potential tax burden of employees.

Employers brace for pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling to invalidate Row vs wadea 1973 decision that legalized abortion through the provision of employee benefits.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, six states, including California and New York, require abortion coverage in private health insurance plans. Eleven states have laws to the contrary, limiting abortion coverage in all private insurance plans in the state…

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