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Amazon to cover $4K in travel costs for employee abortions, non-life-threatening medical treatments

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Starting Monday, Amazon will cover up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for employees who get non-life-threatening medical treatments, including abortions.An internal message first reported by Reuters and confirmed by FOX Business notes that the new reimbursement is available to the company's U.S.

corporate and warehouse employees or covered dependents enrolled in Premera or Aetna health plans. The policy, which is effective retroactively from Jan.

1, applies if an operation is not available within 100 miles of an employee's home and virtual care is not possible. In addition to abortions, Amazon's new policy also covers treatments related to cardiology, cellular gene therapies, oncology and substance abuse disorder services.

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