Spouses and domestic partners can be added as dependents to your health insurance policy.
Is there a difference between adding someone as a spouse or a domestic partner?
A spouse is someone you are legally married to and hold a valid marriage license with. A domestic partnership refers to an unmarried couple of the same or opposite sex. Only partners in a legal civil union or registered domestic partnership are eligible dependents. A domestic partner is not a long-term significant other, someone you live with or someone you share a child with.
There is no difference in premiums between a spouse or a domestic partner. The price is the same for both. The only difference between the two is the legal documentation you filed with the state.
How do I know which to choose?
You will know which to choose based on what you filed with your state. If you filed for a marriage license, then you will add your dependent as a spouse. If you filed for a domestic partnership, then you will add your dependent as a domestic partner.
Please note: your insurance provider may request proof of this documentation. Please be prepared to provide this document if it is requested.
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