The Obama administration will announce guidance Monday for federal employers and employers with religious objections to birth control coverage, according to a senior administration official.
The announcement marks a departure from previous guidance issued by the Trump administration in March.
Instead of requiring companies to cover birth control, the administration said employers would be free to decline to do so, or to offer other reasons.
That means that many employers could opt out of the coverage for religious reasons.
The Trump administration will also require employers to provide the same benefits that religious employers already receive, such as health insurance coverage for birth control and contraceptive services.
The Obama administration also released guidance that allowed employers to opt out if they could not meet the minimum contraceptive coverage requirements.