Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners
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[Excerpt] As varied family structures become more common and marriage laws change, employers may have to revise their benefits offerings. For some employees, health benefits can extend beyond a spouse to same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partners. Similarly, some employees covered by defined-benefit pension plans can have survivor protections extended to domestic partners. BLS will continue to monitor these and other developments as access to employee benefits continues to evolve.
employee benefits; domestic partnerships; health benefits; survivor protections