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Molly advises clients on a wide range of employee benefits issues, including the design and implementation of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and equity compensation arrangements. She helps clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory issues relating to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA); and relevant sections of the Internal Revenue Code, including Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A.

On Friday, June 24, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,  the United States Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and held that the United States Constitution does not protect a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.

After Dobbs, some employers are considering adding or altering abortion-related benefits provided under their employer-sponsored group health plans, including coverage for travel related-expenses.  Although it is currently unclear whether and to what extent employers may offer those benefits without potentially violating applicable state law, below are some immediate action items and considerations for employers: