Today, the Trump administration released two new rules that take away women’s access to no-cost birth control coverage, a benefit guaranteed by law, and give employers a license to discriminate against their female employees.
- Allow any employer to deny its employees contraceptive coverage based on religious objections. They also allow universities to deny this coverage to their students.
- Allow some employers and universities to deny its employees and students contraceptive coverage based on moral objections.
- Allow insurance companies that object to covering birth control to refuse to cover it, leaving employers that are required to include it in employee insurance scrambling to find a new plan.
- Allow any individual to request from their employer an insurance plan that excludes coverage of birth control. The employer is not obligated to provide such coverage.
The National Women’s Law Center will be suing the Trump administration to prevent even one person from losing their birth control coverage under this unfair and discriminatory rule.
In the meantime, if you think you may lose your birth control coverage under these rules, contact the National Women’s Law Center’s CoverHer hotline. You can reach us by telephone at 1-866-745-5487 or email at CoverHer@nwlc.org. We are here to help you figure out what this rule means for you, and what steps you can take to make sure you get your birth control coverage as required by law.