Lexology June 30, 2022
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Key Takeaways:

  • Group health plan sponsors are wrestling with abortion-related service coverage considerations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
  • Each group health plan sponsor will need to consider its own objectives, plan populations and tolerance for risk.
  • Group health plan design and administration will be impacted by federal and state law considerations.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has presented many issues for sponsors of group health plans to contemplate as they decide whether and how to proceed with the offering and administration of abortion services.

While each group health plan sponsor will need to consider its own objectives, plan populations...

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