Domestic Partner Health Insurance Credit

Gallaudet University offers a health insurance credit to employees that have a registered domestic partner and purchase health insurance coverage for this partner. This credit will be offered until the University can find a suitable vendor to provide health insurance coverage on a group basis or until the Federal Health Insurance Benefits (FEHB) program is allowed to offer such coverage to domestic partners.  Please note employees may add their registered domestic partners to their FEHB plan as long as they live in Washington, D.C.

 The credit will be based on 72% of the monthly premium paid for the domestic partner health insurance up to the FEHB agency maximum. 

             Coverage Type             

Monthly Limit for 2015

Self

$437.69

Family

$971.90



Eligibility
 
  • The employee must be in a benefits eligible regular status position.
  •  The domestic partner must be registered with Human Resources Services.
  •  If the domestic partner is an active benefits eligible Gallaudet employee, the employee is not eligible for the credit as the domestic partner may enroll for his/her own coverage under FEHB.
  •  If an employee is enrolled in a FEHB family plan, s/he will be eligible for the credit under the self-only plan for the domestic partner.
  •  If the employee elects to have family coverage other than a FEHB family plan then s/he may be eligible for 72% of the actual cost of a family plan up to $971.90 per month.
  •  If the domestic partner is eligible for coverage under an employer sponsored plan, the employee is not eligible for the credit.
  • The employee must reside in a state that does not recognize common-law marriages.

Procedures

  • The employee will complete a reimbursement request form.
  • The employee must submit proof of health insurance enrollment of the domestic partner and payment of monthly/yearly premiums to the Benefits Office.
  • The employee will be reimbursed through payroll and all applicable taxes will be deducted per IRS regulations. The credit will be added to the employee’s imputed income.

Termination of Credit

  • The credit will cease if the employee separates from the university or moves to a non-benefits eligible position or if the domestic partner is no longer insured.
  • The credit will cease if the domestic partner becomes eligible for an employer sponsored health insurance plan.
  • The credit will cease if the domestic partnership dissolves.

Required Documentation

Domestic Partner Affidavit

Domestic Partner Health Insurance Credit Reimbursement Form

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