Domestic Partner Benefits
Domestic partners are defined as two adults who live together in a mutually exclusive and enduring relationship similar to marriage, consider themselves life partners, share joint responsibility for their common welfare, and are financially interdependent. Neither partner may be married to someone else, nor related by blood to the other. They must have shared a common residence for at least 6 consecutive months and intend to do so indefinitely. An Affidavit of Domestic Partnership, available in Human Resources, must be completed prior to enrollment in any applicable WPI benefits.
WPI employees who are on the payroll and who are eligible to participate in the appropriate plans may enroll one domestic partner and his or her children for coverage under certain plans and programs as follows:
- Health Insurance: Coverage under any plan offered by WPI to the extent allowed by the health providers/insurers providing services under the plan.
- Tuition Assistance: Refer to Tuition Assistance Plans.
- Bereavement, FMLA, and Maternity or Adoption Leaves: The domestic partner is treated as the equivalent of a spouse.
A domestic partner may be the equivalent of a spouse for the purposes of pension benefits and life insurance benefits if the employee lists the domestic partner as a beneficiary of such benefit as provided under the applicable plan.
Domestic partner benefits may be subject to applicable taxes.Maintained by email@example.com
Last modified: November 11, 2008 13:31:12