Tag: domestic partner

Question: What are the tax implications of adding a domestic partner and her children to a Massachusetts employee’s benefit plan once the employee’s divorce from his current spouse is finalized? Answer: In your case, the domestic partner may not be eligible to enroll on the group health plan if the employee’s former spouse remains enrolled on the…

Question: Does Illinois recognize same sex marriage/domestic partner relationships for benefit and policy coverage purposes? Answer: Yes. On November 20, 2013, Illinois signed into law the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (S.B. 10) which became effective as of June 1, 2014. The law recognizes marriages between individuals of the same sex and extends to same-sex…

Question: What are the domestic partner requirements in the state of Washington? Answer: Washington domestic partnerships are in the midst of changing. Effective June 30, 2014, all active same sex domestic partnerships will be automatically converted to marriages unless one of the partners is 62 years or older. After that date, only domestic partnerships where…