Domestic Partner Benefits Policy


Temple University offers Domestic Partner benefits to all of its non-bargaining unit employees and to any bargaining unit employees whose contract provides for such benefits.

To be eligible for any benefits under this policy, an eligible employee must certify that he/she is a member of a Domestic Partnership under Temple University’s Domestic Partnership policy. The Declaration of Domestic Partner Status form, as well as the information concerning the tax treatment of domestic partner coverage, are also available in the Benefits office.

Certified Domestic Partners are eligible for health insurance, dental insurance, and vision care. In addition, certified Domestic Partners are eligible for certain benefits that would otherwise be available to/for a spouse under the Tuition Remission Policy, Bereavement Leave Policy, Sick Leave Policy, Family and Medical Leave Policy, and Payment of Outstanding Wages Upon Employee’s Death. Children of certified Domestic Partners are eligible for benefits on the same basis as dependent step-children.

The premium charged to employees who are eligible for and elect insurance coverage for their certified Domestic Partner and/or dependent children of a certified Domestic Partner under this policy are the same co-pays charged to University employees electing insurance coverage for their spouses and/or their covered children, although there may be additional tax consequences for such coverage.


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