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domestic partnership

A popular term for a committed relationship between two unmarried people who cohabit and often have one or more children together.
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If a couple is already set up as domestic partners financially, but are now legally married, they should check in with their financial team and even consider working with someone who holds the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisors designation.
Just last fall their definition was if you've been in a relationship for more than a year, then opposite gender domestic partners are covered.
It will extend insurance coverage to employees' domestic partners, as well as allow them to attend up to nine hours of classes a semester without tuition or fees.
He added that Wal-Mart's decision to offer benefits to domestic partners includes the opposite sex too.
Drew Springer's bill to revoke the accreditation and withhold funding from Texas school districts that allow employees to add a domestic partner to their health care plan - has made it through a House committee and is awaiting a vote in the full chamber.
Deb DeHaas, chief inclusion officer, Deloitte LLP, states, "This decision is great news not just for our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual professionals who cover their domestic partners, but for all of Deloitte.
7) New York adopted a surrogate decision-maker statute that puts domestic partners on a par with spouses without tying that status to legally recognized marriages or civil unions.
The company said in its blog Thursday, that it will be "grossing-up imputed taxes on health insurance benefits for all same-sex domestic partners in the United States.
Domestic partners didn't have to concern themselves with the new law when filing their current tax returns, which are for taxes owed in 2007 prior to the law going into effect.
Still, we just completed open enrollment for 2008, and they are not covering domestic partners.
In some cases, employers will have choices to make as to whether to provide coverage for domestic partners.
After all, at least 300 higher education institutions currently offer health benefits for domestic partners.

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