Disney sends a note to employees

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Disney sent an internal memo to employees on Friday, assuring them that it would help them pay for pregnancy-related care if they had to travel to a different state in place of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. valley.

The memo was signed by Paul Richardson, chief human resources officer, and Pascal Thomas, vice president for enterprise benefits and wellbeing, obtained by CNBC.

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“Our company remains committed to removing barriers and providing universal access to quality, affordable care for all our employees, cast members and their families, including family planning and reproductive care, no matter where they live,” Richardson and Thomas said in the memo. .

They added, “In fact, we have procedures in place so that an employee who may not have access to care in one location will have affordable coverage to receive similar levels of care in another location. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer, treatments, transplants, treatment of rare diseases, and family planning.” (including decisions related to pregnancy).

Disney CEO Bob Tangled has faced an internal backlash for his failure to condemn Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Like Me” legislation. This led to a change of face, as Disney publicly pledged to help repeal the law after Florida. It was signed by Republican Ron DeSantis in late March. The failed connection attempt led to Disney’s chief communications officer, Jeff Morrell, leaving the company after just three months.

Disney has not issued a separate public statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision.

Here’s the full note on Rue’s ruling, obtained by CNBC:

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We understand the impact today’s Supreme Court ruling can have on many Americans and understand that some of you may have concerns about what it might mean for you and your families, because medical and family planning decisions are very personal.

Please know that our company remains committed to removing barriers and providing universal access to quality, affordable care for all 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 not have access to care in one location will have affordable coverage to receive similar levels of care in another. This travel benefit covers medical situations related to cancer treatments, transplants, treatment of rare diseases, and family planning (including decisions about pregnancy).

Finally, 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 available to your dependents. Because medical coverage needs are unique to each of us, we encourage you to contact your medical carrier if you have specific questions about your coverage. You can also learn more about our company’s benefits offerings at Benefits.Disney.com, Consult Contacts | Disney Benefits Portal (fidelity.com) or contact your Human Resources representative.

Disney will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our team members and their families.

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