Seamless.AI, a technology company, said it will provide financial assistance to employees who need to go out of state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Seventh Son Brewing Co. posted on their social media pages that they were seeking to support their employees, following the Roe v. Wade.
A Columbus tech company said it was also doing what it could to ensure its employees were taken care of.
Danielle Demming, COO of Seamless.AI, sent a memo to the company’s nearly 400 employees on Friday after the decision. It said in part: “We are committed to ensuring that our team has access to the health services they need.”
“They want to know that we’re going to take a stand,” Demming said.
Seamless.AI is a technology and software company that was founded and is based in Columbus. Demming said the company immediately began offering a solution.
“Where we started, we took out our insurance policy and made sure that the two elected in therapeutic reproductive services were available to our employees, both in the state in which they reside, we wanted also ensure that this coverage would extend for them if they were to seek these services outside of the state in which they reside,” Demming said.
Demming said the company is also working to provide financial assistance to employees who need to go out of state for treatment, to cover costs such as travel and accommodation.
Iris Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, says she called more than 100 people over the weekend, some were asked out of state.
“It was emotional for the people we had to break this bad news to, and it was very emotional for the staff, who are here to serve,” Harvey said.
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