Post-Dobbs: FAQs for Employers and Other Benefit Plan Sponsors

Can group health plans continue to provide coverage for abortion-related expenses? In short, yes. Dobbs does not prohibit group health plans from covering abortion-related expenses. Instead, Dobbs eliminates federal constitutional protections on an individual’s choosing to obtain an abortion, meaning that states can outlaw or severely curtail access to abortion. Having said that, the full answer to this question is complicated by whether a group health plan is fully-insured or self-insured, as explained below.

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