Apple, Facebook agree to pay for female employees to freeze eggs

Apple is following Facebook by offering company insurance coverage to women who wish to freeze their eggs.

15th October, 2014
The decisions come amid a debate about the best ways to recruit and retain women in the technology industry

Apple is following Facebook by offering company insurance coverage to women who wish to freeze their eggs.

Facebook started providing the benefit, which applies to employees and their spouses or domestic partners, in January. The Menlo Park, California-based social network offers full coverage, or as much as $20,000 in expenses, related to the procedure, which could include surrogacy or court fees.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, said it will start offering similar coverage next year. In...

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