Results of EmployersLikeMe Quick Poll – Domestic Partner Coverage

Thanks to everyone who participated, we had responses totaling 51 companies!

1.  What does your Company currently offer with regard to Domestic Partner (DP) coverage?

6%   – Same sex Domestic Partner coverage only
1%  – Opposite sex Domestic Partner coverage only
12% – Both same sex and opposite sex Domestic Partner coverage
80% – Domestic Partners not covered

2.  Are you considering a change to eliminate DP coverage and only cover legally married spouses?

23% –  No
65% – Yes Jan 1, 2016
0%  –  Yes, Jan 1, 2017
5%    –  Yes but not sure of timing

3.  What are your main considerations in this decision?

  • Discrimination claims
  • Look at additional costs
  • Leadership sign off on plan changes
  • Faith based decision
  • Will simplify administration now that anyone can get married
  • Cost, precedents, legal obligations

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