Tzvia Feiertag, Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, in the firm’s Newark office, was quoted in CNN Business, in “If You Use Your Company's Abortion Travel Benefits, Will Your Boss Find Out?” by Tami Luhby.

Following is an excerpt:

The corporate rush to cover employees' abortion-related travel expenses following the Supreme Court's decision to allow states to ban or severely restrict abortion has sparked a big question: Will the boss find out if you use the benefit?

The answer is typically no, especially if the reimbursement is handled by your company's health insurance plan, benefits experts say. …

Can states get involved?

What remains to be seen is whether state law enforcement officials could obtain claims related to abortion services and travel if that state passes legislation that attempts to limit the reproductive care their residents can obtain outside their borders.

There are certain exceptions under HIPAA related to law enforcement that could allow state agencies to get health care records, said Tzvia Feiertag, a partner in the employee benefits practice group at Epstein Becker & Green law firm.

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