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  Why Are Domestic Partners Ineligible For COBRA Coverage?
A domestic partner may be broadly defined as a person with whom one cohabits in a committed relationship without the sanction of a legal marriage.
Domestic partners and their dependents who are not considered as "qualifying beneficiaries" under federal COBRA provisions will not be eligible to continue their coverage under COBRA after any event that would otherwise give rise to COBRA rights, such as termination of employment or the relationship.
Domestic partners are defined as any two adults, of the same or different sex, who have registered as domestic partners with a governmental entity pursuant to state or local law, or with an internal registry maintained by the employer.
www.onque.com /tips/domesticpartners.html   (1799 words)

 DOMESTIC PARTNERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under existing law, various statutory provisions govern the disposition of personal and real property for “domestic partners” who are generally defined as two adults, of the same sex, who share a common residence and are not related by blood.
Domestic partners with right of survivorship), its numerous aforementioned references to community property unambiguously creates an assumption that domestic partners –in many, if not all respects—can, as of January 1, 2005, purchase, transfer, encumber, etc., real property in the same manner as spouses do now under existing law.
The Act also provides for the ability of existing domestic partners who do not wish to be subject to these new rights, duties, and responsibilities to formally terminate their domestic partnerships.
www.clta.org /Legislative/Summary/2003summary/domestic_partners.htm   (710 words)

 DVC Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Both Partners and the Consortium dedicate themselves to eliminating domestic violence and ensuring the basic rights of safety, self-determination and well-being to victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.
The alliance between Partners and the Consortium is a model for coordinating the public, private and corporate communities with the major domestic violence service providers, thus bringing together the diverse resources of the City in response to this tragic issue.
The work of Partners and the Consortium is critical to meet the increasing need in San Francisco for direct services and to continue to increase the involvement of San Francisco¡¦s diverse communities to end domestic abuse.
www.dvcpartners.org /about.html   (1025 words)

 Domestic Partners Policy
Benefits for domestic partners will be administered in the same manner, as possible, to the benefits for legally married couples.
Once the "Statement of Domestic Partnership" is completed and approved, the employee’s domestic partner and the partner’s natural or legally adopted children become eligible to apply for University benefits.
As a full-time employee, you may elect to add a domestic partner and/or dependent children of a domestic partner under the "employee plus one" or "family" coverage options in the PHS POS Plan or in an HMO that enrolls domestic partners.
www.pace.edu /hr/benefit/dom_policy.htm   (621 words)

 City Clerk's Office
The Affidavit of Domestic Partnership form must be signed by both parties and each, in signing, attests to certain facts including a declaration of responsibility by the signing parties for their common welfare.
If the domestic partnership registration is made on the basis of employment within the City limits, it is the two parties’ responsibility to notify their employer(s) of the registration.
The two parties understand that the registration of the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership with the City Clerk constitutes a filing of a domestic partnership of continuous duration until either of the parties files a Statement of Termination or upon the death of either of the parties.
cityofpetaluma.net /cclerk/domestic.html   (748 words)

 Domestic Partners form
Dependents who are resident children of the domestic partner and are under 19 years of age, or who are under 23 years of age and are unmarried, full-time students, and who receive more than 50% of their support from the employee, are also eligible for coverages.
Unless the partner is considered a dependent for income tax purposes, the cost of providing such coverage is considered as taxable income to the employee for the tax year in which participation takes place and must be reported as part of the employee's gross wages
Interested staff sign up for Domestic Partner Coverage by signing an Affirmation of Domestic Partnership Commitment Form (for Haverford College internal use only) and by completing the necessary enrollment forms which may be obtained from the Personnel Office.
www.haverford.edu /personnel/Domestic_Partners.htm   (599 words)

 California Enacts Sweeping New Domestic Partner Law for 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under AB 205, registered domestic partners are now entitled to the same legal treatment as spouses in most areas of state law: Community property laws apply, and a lower-earning partner will have the right to seek support from the higher earner after a breakup.
Partners will be responsible for each other's debts, and in most circumstances will have to use the court system to terminate their partnership, rather than simply filing a termination notice.
Domestic partners are not entitled to their partners' Social Security benefits or to any other federal benefits that married couples get.
www.nolo.com /support/detail.cfm/ObjectID/5F8413D8-61FC-417A-B2F09CDC406ABB2F   (431 words)

 Domestic Partners Ordinance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestic partners generally share a common household and share financial responsibility for their joint household expenses.
As domestic partnerships have become more prevalent among individuals who reside or are employed within the County, a corresponding need has arisen on the part of persons in such relationships and on society's part generally for a means for suchpersons to give public notice of their relationships.
No domestic partnership statement shall be accepted for filing by the County Clerk unless accompanied by payment of twenty dollars ($20), which shall include the cost of a certificate showing that the statement was filed.
zev.co.la.ca.us /scripts/2.210.htm   (779 words)

 California Domestic Partners
If a domestic partner is not included in the estate plan of a deceased partner, the surviving domestic partner will acquire rights as an "omitted domestic partner." The omitted partner will have a right to an intestate share of the other partner's estate, regardless of the provisions of the deceased partner's estate plan.
If the will of a deceased partner gives his or her partner all or part of the estate, those assets will be transferred to the surviving partner without the need for a formal probate.
Registered Domestic Partners are also entitled to notice of conservatorship proceedings, and are allowed to take part in proceedings to establish a conservatorship.
www.ca-trusts.com /Domesticpartners.html   (569 words)

 Get Busy. Get Equal.: The Ins and Outs of California Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Partners cannot file joint state income taxes and state employees are not entitled to the same benefits under the state’s long-term care benefits package.
Partners who agree to separate, don’t own real estate and have been together less than five years will be able to end the partnership simply by filing a notice with the Secretary.
While this policy may be challenged in court, you could be putting your non-national partner at risk of deportation by attempting to sponsor him or her until the courts have struck this policy down or Congress has repealed it.
www.aclu.org /getequal/rela/california.html   (2264 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Domestic Partners
Domestic partners of some Palm Beach County School District employees will be able to get health insurance benefits for the first time, the school board decided Wednesday...
Shirek long was considered the council's most leftist member, supporting medical marijuana and benefits for the domestic partners of city employees, although toward the end of her tenure, she became less radical, opposing publicly funded campaign finance reform and instant-runoff voting, among other things.
One of the activities organized specially for parents, spouses and domestic partners was a group session to talk about the steps involved in letting go as students become involved in college, what students go through as they begin their college careers, and privacy laws concerning students.
www.lawkt.com /files/Domestic_Partners.html   (4934 words)

 Insurance Considerations for Domestic Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestic partners are couples who form a union, who desire to share an exclusive life together, and are of the same sex.
Since insurance carriers cannot yet accurately factor this risk into their claims-paid formulae, any that provide domestic partner coverage are likely to hedge their bets with a general increase in premiums.
Domestic Partner Benefits in Wisconsin and the Midwest.
journal.einsure.com /archive/2003/07/15/158.aspx   (801 words)

 Domestic Partners form
It is the intention of Haverford College to provide the same coverage under its Medical plans for dependent individuals who are domestic partners as those who are traditional marriage partner dependents.
Domestic partners who share a committed relationship, are both of the age of consent in the state in which they reside, and are not married to another individual qualify for domestic partner coverage.
Domestic partner coverage provides dependent medical insurance coverage to an unmarried person of the same or opposite sex who shares a committed relationship with an unmarried Haverford College employee and who is identified, in writing, to the College as a domestic partner.
www.haverford.edu /personnel/handbooks/Domestic_Partners.htm   (597 words)

 California Secretary of State - Domestic Partners Registry
If you are in a committed lesbian or gay relationship in California, you can protect yourself and your partner by registering as domestic partners.
If you are in a committed opposite-sex relationship where one partner is 62 years or older, you have the opportunity to register as domestic partners.
You may live in a city or county that has its own domestic partner registry.
www.ss.ca.gov /dpregistry   (444 words)

 Assembly OKs domestic partner bill / Senate approval expected, governor's signature uncertain
Opponents said increasing that the rights of partners undercut the institution of marriage and that the rights conferred by the bill already were available to same-sex couples.
Passed on a party-line vote of 43 to 29 in the 80-member Assembly, the bill was opposed by Republicans, who argued that domestic partners could avail themselves of most of the rights granted in the bill through existing law.
California's first domestic partner law was signed by Davis in 1999, after he asked lawmakers to water it down.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/06/07/MN233586.DTL   (617 words)

B.)        "Registry of domestic partnerships" shall mean the registry maintained by the County Clerk pursuant to this law, including all domestic partnerships registered.
C.)        "Affidavit of domestic partnership" shall mean an affidavit prepared by the office of the County Clerk in accordance with rules adopted by the County Clerk.
C.)        Except when one of the parties is confined to a prison, in a hospital or other health-care facility, or is unable to travel to the office of the County Clerk because of a physical disability, the affidavits shall be submitted to the County Clerk at the office of the County Clerk.
www.co.suffolk.ny.us /legis/resos2004/I1245-04.htm   (1359 words)

 CFA Domestic Partners
Effective January 1, 2000, the parties agree to extend health, dental and vision benefits to the domestic partners, as defined pursuant to Assembly Bill 26, of eligible employees in the CSU bargaining units.
The parties further agree that the registration of domestic partners of represented CSU employees, and all other procedures and conditions required to receive health benefits, as currently set forth in PERS Circular Letter 600-18, shall also apply to the receipt of dental and vision benefits.
It is further understood and agreed that the parties to this agreement do not intend to waive, and do not waive, their individual and/or collective rights to challenge, including in a court of competent jurisdiction, the propriety and/or legality of PERS regulations as set forth in PERS Circular Letter 600-18.
www.calfac.org /benefits2.html   (292 words)

 California Secretary of State - Domestic Partners Registry - Forms
A domestic partnership is established when persons meeting the criteria specified by Family Code section 297 file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State.
Under certain circumstances, the domestic partnership can be terminated, as provided by Family Code section 299, by filing a Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State.
In those circumstances, the domestic partnerhip shall be terminated effective six months after the date of filing of the Notice of Termination of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State provided that neither party has, before the effective date, filed with the Secretary of State a Revocation of Termination of Domestic Partnership.
www.ss.ca.gov /dpregistry/dp_formsfees.htm   (221 words)

 Partners Task Force - Domestic Partnership Benefits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Domestic partner benefits owes its existence to the fact that America is the only industrialized nation in the the world that doers not have universal health care, and the fact that same-sex couples have been forbidden legal marriage.
Since the very first domestic partner benefits were offered by Berkely, California, in 1984, the radical right has been very busy with lawsuits in the public sector — and with boycotts in the private sector — in order to destroy any benefits for same-sex couples and their children.
Partner benefits are subject to federal and state income tax, unlike benefits for married couples.
www.buddybuddy.com /d-p-1.html   (1990 words)

 Domestic partners' benefits boosted / State adds health care and adoption rights
For the first time, a domestic partner will be allowed to sue for emotional distress if his or her partner is killed in a negligent way.
It allows the second domestic partner to be treated as a stepparent seeking adoption, removing a significant legal step -- a court petition -- from the process.
In financial and medical decisions, the law gives domestic partners a legal standing to represent their partner in conservatorships.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/10/15/MN135196.DTL   (675 words)

 Domestic partners fight continues
Californians are facing another onslaught of homosexual-marriage “domestic partners” bills at the State Capitol, reports Randy Thomasson of the Campaign for California Families.
Since the “civil unions” bill is on hold for a year, homosexual activists are chipping away at marriage with a series of “domestic partners” bills.
He said to urge them to oppose all these “domestic partners” bills, which undermine marriage and the people’s vote.
www.goodnewsetc.com /052PLT2.htm   (551 words)

 Central Washington University - Human Resources : Same-Sex Domestic Partners Eligibility
They did not extend coverage to opposite-sex partners, because it is anticipated that this is a much larger group, and it would have been a significantly greater cost to do to this.
If you do not certify your domestic partner during the annual open enrollment period, you will not be able to enroll him/her later in the year, except during an annual open enrollment period.
If you do not enroll your domestic partner in life insurance within the first 60 days of your initial eligibility date, he/she may be subject to evidence of insurability and possible declination of coverage.
www.cwu.edu /~hr/benefits/ssdp.html   (559 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Though They Can't Wed, Gays May Now Divorce
But it does provide that registered domestic partners receive "the same [state] rights, protections and benefits and shall be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations and duties" as married spouses.
Although the domestic partner registry was created mostly for same-sex couples, it has also been open to opposite-sex couples with at least one partner age 62 and over, - a boon to retirees who avoid marriage to protect Social Security and other benefits.
Sociologists have suggested that the rights and responsibilities of marriage benefit both partners, Hertz said: If you are liable for your partner's debts, you may pay more attention to his spending patterns, and if you are entitled to half his income, you may be more supportive of his long work hours.
www.truthout.org /docs_05/010205J.shtml   (2373 words)

 Partners in Domestic Prepardness Home
We offer ways to assist our community and your organization in domestic preparedness, emergency management and basic awareness of emergency response procedures.
This partnership in training and education will provide the facts on bioterrorism, domestic preparedness and give individuals step-by-step ways to protect themselves and the community.
Domestic Preparedness is a broad term now being used to describe our ability to respond at many different levels to a terrorist threat within this country.
userpages.chorus.net /msutinen/partners.htm   (367 words)

 Domestic Partners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Financial institution accounts held jointly with a domestic partner are considered to be 100% available to the partner, and must also be used-up before filing for Medi-Cal benefits.
However, domestic partners are also treated differently than married couples as far as estate recovery is concerned.
This means that the surviving domestic partner may have to sell their home and turn over his or her partner's share to the State right away.
www.burbank.com /domestic_partners.shtml   (395 words)

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