Disney has shared in a memo to its employees that after the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe V. Wade, it “remains committed to removing barriers and providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care” to those who work for The Walt Disney Company. Disney will help employees pay for pregnancy-related care if travel is needed due to the implications of the Supreme Court decision.
The memo was signed by Paul Richardson, chief human resources officer, and Pascale Thomas, vice president of enterprise benefits and well-being. The memo was only sent internally and a public statement has not been made by Disney. The full memo can be read below.
We recognize the impact that today’s Supreme Court ruling could have on many Americans and understand that some of you may have concerns about what that might mean for you and your families, as medical and family planning decisions are deeply personal.
Please know that our company remains committed to removing barriers and providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live. In fact, we have processes in place so that an employee who may be unable to access care in one location has affordable coverage for receiving similar levels of care in another location. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer treatments, transplants, rare disease treatment and family planning (including pregnancy-related decisions).
Lastly, we would like to remind you of the range of medical coverage options you have as an eligible employee of The Walt Disney Company, as well as the options for your covered dependents. As medical coverage needs are unique to each of us, we encourage you to contact your medical carrier should you have specific questions about your coverage. You can also learn more about the company’s benefit offerings at Benefits.Disney.com, consult the Contacts | Disney Benefits Portal (fidelity.com) or reach out to your HR representative.
Disney will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our team members and their families.