The overturning of Roe v. Wade: Impact on employers and group health plans

EDITOR’S NOTE: This presentation intends to provide practical guidance regarding the challenging legal questions faced by employers given the recent judicial and legislative developments on a particularly contentious issue. No part of this discussion is meant to convey any political statement regarding this subject.


Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that effectively overturned the landmark cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey by holding that the U.S. Constitution “does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion.” As a result, the battle over abortion rights continues on a state-by-state basis, with roughly half of all U.S. states expected to ban or restrict access to abortions, either now or in the future. Such laws create a myriad of challenging legal questions and difficult decisions for employers with self-funded group health plans.

During this complimentary one-hour webinar moderated by employment attorney Charlie Plumb, employee benefits attorneys Judy Burdg and Brandon Long will assist employers and sponsors of group health plans in understanding and navigating the complex issues arising from Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, including:

  • Federally mandated benefits
  • Applicable criminal and civil laws in various states
  • Design options and issues for medical travel benefits
  • Pharmacy benefits
  • ERISA preemption
  • Frequently asked questions of employers by employees

This webinar is now available for on-demand viewing. Register below to receive immediate access. NOTE: This viewing is not eligible HRCI/SHRM credit. Pre-registration by October 4, 2022 was required to qualify for and receive HRCI or SHRM credit.