Tag: Domestic Partnership

Question: My client is wondering what happens if an employee loses eligibility for coverage (termination of employment) and is currently a part of a civil union with a partner covered under the group health plan (in Illinois).  Is the civil union partner eligible to continue coverage under COBRA? Our Response: Because the federal Defense of Marriage Act…

Question: With respect to imputed income for domestic partners, it is our understanding that medical, dental and vision benefits would incur imputed income with respect to cost of coverage.  Would you be able to advise how this is handled if a domestic partner is also included for coverage as a dependent under an Executive Medical…

Question: Are domestic partner benefits considered taxable in the state of Oregon?  One of our employees just enrolled his registered domestic partner on our health benefits plan and is requesting that the company gross-up the imputed income so that he can be treated like other employees with opposite sex married partners.  Do other companies do…

Question:   Which states have same-sex marriage/domestic partner provisions? What are the tax rules regarding benefits? Answer: In addition to same sex marriage, we are including information for states that also recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships for benefits purposes. Federal laws currently do not recognize same-sex spouses or domestic partners regardless of any provisions that…

Question:  Does The California Insurance Equality Act require that group medical policies written outside of the state of California extend domestic partnership coverage to our California employees Answer: Yes.  The initial California Insurance Equality Act, AB 2208, amended the California Insurance Code in 2004 to require that insurance policies that were “marketed, issued, or delivered”…