Disney sends memos to employees
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Disney sent employees an internal memo Friday, assuring them that they would receive a separate request if it helped pay for pregnancy-related care in return for a Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Must travel to the state.
Paul Richardson, chief human resources officer, and Pascal Thomas, vice president of enterprise benefits and welfare, signed the memorandum, which has been obtained by CNBC.
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“Our company is committed to removing barriers and providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care for all of our employees, artists and their families, including family planning and reproductive care,” Richardson and Thomas said in the memo. ,
“Indeed,” he said, “we have procedures in place so that a worker who may be unable to receive care in one location has cheaper coverage to receive the same level of care in another. This travel benefits from cancer. Covers related medical conditions. Treatment, transplantation, rare disease treatment and family planning (including pregnancy decisions).”
Disney CEO Bob Chapek has faced internal backlash for failing to immediately condemn Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” law. This almost led to a face-off, with Disney publicly announcing it would help repeal the law after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed it in late March. Disney’s communications chief Geoff Morrell left the company after just three months due to an attempted communications breach.
Disney has not made a separate public statement on the Supreme Court’s decision.
Here’s the full note on the Roe regime, obtained by CNBC:
We recognize the impact today’s Supreme Court decision may have on many Americans and we understand that some of you may be concerned about what it could mean for you and your families, Because medical and family planning decisions are very personal.
Please know that our company is committed to removing barriers and providing comprehensive access to quality and affordable care, including family planning and reproductive care, for all of our employees, artists and their families, regardless of where they live. In fact, we have procedures in place so that an employee who may be unable to access care in one location has affordable coverage to receive the same level of care in another. This travel benefit covers medical conditions related to cancer treatment, transplantation, rare disease treatment and family planning (including decisions related to pregnancy).
Finally, we would like to remind you of the medical coverage options available to you as a qualified employee of The Walt Disney Company, as well as the options for your covered dependents. Since 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 learn more about the company’s benefits offerings at benefits.disney.com, consult Contacts. Contact the Disney Benefits Portal (fidelity.com) or your HR representative.
Disney will continue to prioritize the health, safety and well-being of our team members and their families.
Watch: President Joe Biden speaks on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade