Domestic Partners

  • Capital University provides the same benefit package to registered domestic partners of employees as it does to legal spouses of employees. For the purpose of Capital University’s benefits policy, a “domestic partnership” is a relationship between an unmarried employee and one other unmarried person over 18 years of age of the same or opposite sex and who has a single, dedicated relationship, intend to remain in the relationship indefinitely, and meet all of the requirements for eligibility stated in the Capital University Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. Upon successful registration an employee’s domestic partner is eligible to receive coverage under the following benefits:

    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Tuition Benefits  

    Registration Process

    Employees must complete an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership (PDF) within the first 31 days of hire or within 31 days of a family status change in order to successfully register the domestic partnership and to be eligible for benefits.

    The IRS considers the fair market value of health care benefits provided to domestic partners as taxable income to the employee. For this reason, employees electing health and/or dental insurance for their domestic partners will face unique tax consequences. These tax adjustments are as follows:

    • The portion of the monthly premium that Capital University pays on behalf of an employee’s domestic partner will be treated as taxable income.
    • The portion of the monthly premium that employees pay on behalf of their domestic partner will be deducted post tax.