Sunday, March 30, 2008

Governor's Review Council To Consider DP Benefits Expansion April 1

On Tuesday, April 1, the seven member Governor’s Regulatory Review Council will be considering a proposal that would expand state health and dental benefits to the domestic partners of state employees, Gay or straight.

This proposal was submitted in December and if approved, would allow state employees with domestic partners to claim the same benefits as married couples, the biggest of which is coverage under the state health plan. For thirty days prior, the public had a chance to state their views on the proposed expansion of benefits, according to state officials, more than 1,700 responses, mostly positive were received.

If approved, the benefits change would take effect on October 1. For more information about the Review Council go online here.

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