P&G has a long history of providing employees with access to industry-leading healthcare. Through the menu of benefits we offer, our employees are able to make decisions about the healthcare best suited for them and their families.
A range of external factors are increasingly affecting access to healthcare in the U.S. The pandemic has led to a shortage of healthcare professionals and specialized medical care in some parts of the country. The legislative environment and the recent Supreme Court decision (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health) are also affecting where some healthcare needs can be met.
To continue to support all employees in having access to a wide range of healthcare options, effective January 1, 2023, the P&G U.S. healthcare plans will expand coverage for travel support for travel expenses incurred to receive covered medical care when a provider is not available within a 50-mile radius. Under our current U.S. healthcare plans, travel support is limited to specific conditions, such as some organ transplants. Beginning in January, this travel support will be available for a broad range of medical care covered under the plans.
We will continue to monitor policy and legal developments to determine any potential impact to our healthcare plans to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
Access to healthcare is an important issue to many people, and we recognize their broad range of views. P&G's focus is on providing healthcare flexibility and access for our employees and their families.