Department: Human Resources
Subject: Domestic Partners
Date Issued: January 30, 2006
It is the policy of Luther College to extend Domestic Partner benefits to eligible staff in accordance with the established guidelines within specific benefit plan designs. This policy outlines the guidelines for health care/dental care eligibility for domestic partners.
This policy applies to all faculty and staff who are eligible to participate in the College's health and dental care benefits.
B. Domestic partners must certify:
—They have common or joint ownership of a residence (home, condominium or mobile home)
—They have at least one of the following:
—Their domestic partner has been designated as the beneficiary on at least one of the following:
C. Enrolling a domestic partner
When faculty or staff wish to obtain health care/dental care coverage for her/his domestic partner or a dependent of a domestic partner, they must complete and register the Luther College Affidavit of Domestic Partnership with Human Resources. Once properly registered, they will follow the same steps required for all other health care/dental care enrollments.
D. Dissolution of domestic partnership
E. Benefits extendable to domestic partners
F. Tax implications of domestic partner coverage.
G. To apply for this benefit, contact Human Resources, ext. 1134.
All documents related to this policy will be held in strict confidence in Human Resources.