Domestic Partner Benefits (2006)

Luther, S.  (2006).  Domestic partner benefits: Employer trends and benefits equivalency for the GLBT family.  Washington, DC: Human Rights Campaign. 

“Domestic partner benefits, offered to an employee’s unmarried partner, are essential for an employer that wishes to harness the full potential of all employees. As of 2004, the average benefits plan constituted nearly one-fifth of total compensation packages for employees, with roughly half of that devoted to health insurance. For most gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender employees, the portion of those benefit plans that covers an employee’s dependents " traditionally, the employee’s spouse and children " is unavailable, creating significant disparity in compensation and the inferred value of that employee’s contributions to the company.”

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