Unmarried gay and lesbian couples looking for domestic partner health care benefits may have a shock this open enrollment season, especially if they work for small- or medium-size employers. The Open Enrollment period runs from November 1, to December 15, Ever since same-sex marriage became legal across the country ingrowing numbers of employers have eliminated domestic partner health coverage and been requiring same-sex couples to be married before an employee's partner can receive health care benefits, according to a recent report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans IFEBPan educational organization.
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in in twenty-seven countries, including the United States, and civil unions are recognized in many Western democracies. Yet same-sex marriage remains banned in many countries, and the expansion of broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights has been uneven globally. International organizations, including the United Nations, have issued resolutions in support of LGBT rights, but human rights groups say these organizations have limited power to enforce these newly recognized rights.
The Plan for Your Health website has been shut down. We're now directing you to the Aetna. Same-sex couples who marry now can be covered as spouses under health benefits.
Legal access to same-sex marriage leads to improved health for gay men, according to a new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research NBER. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage across the U. If same-sex marriage was legal in their state, the researchers found men living in a two-person, same-sex household were 4. They were also 7.
Same-sex marriage also known as gay marriage is the marriage of two people of the same sex or genderentered into in a civil or religious ceremony. There are records of same-sex marriage dating back to the first century though there is no legal provision in Roman Law, and it was banned in the Roman Empire in the fourth. In the modern era, same-sex marriage started being legalized at the beginning of the 21st century.
A new study shows that older same-sex couples who have married are healthier and happier than their single counterparts. It became legal nationwide nearly two years ago. About one-fourth of the respondents were married, another quarter were in a committed relationship, and half were single.
The Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples anywhere in the United States have a right to marry could improve the health of gay, lesbian and bisexual people, experts say. A large body of evidence shows that heterosexual people who are married have better physical and mental health than people who are not married. Although there have not been as many studies done on people in same-sex marriagesthe research done so far suggests marriage may provide the same benefits for same-sex couples.
A new study tracks the happiness of same-sex married couples. For years, studies have linked marriage with happiness among heterosexual couples. UW researchers found that LGBT study participants who were married reported better physical and mental health, more social support and greater financial resources than those who were single.
Ryan Anderson does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Emotive arguments and questionable rhetoric often characterise debates over same-sex marriage. But few attempts have been made to dispassionately dissect the issue from an academic, science-based perspective.
Hodges inmany employers around the country have had to readjust their employment benefits. Prior law had permitted some states to refuse same-sex couples the right to marry. Consequently, employers could also deny spousal benefits to same-sex couples. As a result of the legalization of same-sex marriageemployers that offer benefits to employees with opposite-sex spouses must also extend these benefits to same-sex spouses.