University confirms insurance will cover elective abortions
LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period, the University announced.
The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and staff yesterday, vice president for Human Resources Rebecca Chandler confirmed that LMU’s insurance providers will now cover all procedures deemed medically necessary, including elective abortions.
This news comes in response to the letters sent out this August to insurance providers by the California Department of Managed Health Care “reversing its earlier decision authorizing the issuance and sale of health plans that excluded coverage for certain abortion services,” according to the letter.
Chandler’s email confirms that LMU and its insurance providers are now in compliance with the state ruling.
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