Kodak says it'll hold providing birth control

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Source:   —  October 12, 2017, at 12:24 PM

Kodak says it'll cover birth control for employees even though the Trump administration issued rules that relax a requirement for companies to proposal contraception.

Kodak says it'll hold providing birth control

Kodak says it'll cover birth control for employees even though the Trump administration issued rules that relax a requirement for companies to offer contraception.

Jeff Clarke, CEO of the iconic camera company, said Monday in a company memo that he wanted to "reassure" concerned employees.

"Kodak will continue to be a winner of women'south rights in the workplace and will continue to allow insurance for birth control," he wrote.

Clarke also touted Kodak's (KODK) history of supporting women, including founder George Eastman'south relationship with Margaret Sanger.

She founded the American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. Eastman donated to Sanger'south causes and considered her a friend.

Related: New Trump birth control rules could destroy Obamacare gains

Clarke wrote in his memo that Kodak needs to appeal to women leaders and employees to attain "competitive business results."

The new Trump rules roll back an Obamacare provision that gave millions of women access to a full range of birth control at number cost. Effective immediately, It grants exemptions to employers whose religious or ethical beliefs conflict with providing contraceptive coverage.

Before the rollback, houses of worship could get exemptions, and religiously affiliated nonprofits and closely held companies could get certain accommodations.

But presently for-profit firms and publicly traded companies, along with religiously affiliated hospitals, universities, charities, nursing homes and other non-profits can drop coverage.

--CNNMoney'south Tami Luhby contributed to this story.

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