The Health Insurance Surprise Facing Some Same-Sex Couples

Overview


Todd Solomon said that the employers eliminating unmarried same-sex partner benefits “are those that previously offered unmarried partner benefits to only same-sex partners. In other words, employers that previously offered unmarried partner benefits to both same-sex and opposite-sex unmarried partners are leaving their benefits ‘as is’ and are not making any changes in light of marriage equality.” He added, “Typically, it comes down to perceived fairness” with opposite-sex couples.