Magazine article HRMagazine

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Waning

Magazine article HRMagazine

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Waning

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Domestic partner benefits are being phased out. A growing number of companies are requiring same-sex couples to be married before an employee's partner can receive health care benefits, according to the findings of a recent survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

Following a seminal 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the country, many employers amended their policies regarding civil unions and domestic partnerships.

* Civil unions. From 2014 to 2016, the percentage of companies that provided benefits to same-sex partners in legally recognized civil unions fell from 51 percent to 31 percent. Most states that previously registered civil unions stopped doing so after the court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

* Same-sex domestic partners. The percentage of companies that provided benefits to same-sex domestic partners fell from 59 percent to 48 percent during the same period. …

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