Eligibility

For All Employees Hired on or before April 30, 2012, & Covering a Same-Sex Domestic Partner

Employees covering a same-sex domestic partner in the Princeton health plans on or before April 30, 2012, will be required to provide proof of relationship as permitted by the couple's resident state. For example, if a couple's resident state is New Jersey, proof of marriage must be provided to be eligible for coverage. Princeton will also recognize a marriage that is valid in another state other than the state of current residence. In cases where the resident state does not provide an option to be recognized as a couple, e.g., Pennsylvania, employees will not need to provide any additional proof beyond the Statement of Domestic Partnership that would have already been completed at the time of enrollment onto a health care plan.
                              
We recognize that changing the eligibility requirement for current employees is one that may take time for couples to address. Therefore, we will continue to provide coverage to currently covered same-sex domestic partners until June 30, 2014, without proof beyond the Statement of Domestic Partnership. In order to retain coverage, employees must provide the Benefits Team with their updated proof of eligibility as described above by June 30, 2014. Otherwise, coverage will be terminated as of July 1, 2014. Please contact the Benefits Team at (609) 258-3302 if you have questions on proof of eligibility.

For All New Hires or Employees  Who Wish to Cover a Same-Sex Domestic Partner on or after May 1, 2012 

Beginning effective May 1, 2012, newly hired employees and/or current employees who wish to cover their same-sex domestic partner on their healthcare coverage will be required to provide proof of relationship as permitted by the couple’s resident state. For example, if a couple's resident state is New Jersey, proof of marriage must be provided to be eligible for coverage. Princeton will also recognize a marriage that is valid in another state other than the state of current residence. In cases where the resident state does not provide an option to be recognized as a couple, e.g., Pennsylvania, employees will need to complete and provide the proof as required under the Statement of Domestic Partnership.
 
For employees who are not currently in a same-sex marriage or civil union, and reside in a state that offers such a provision, we recognize that this may take time for couples to address. Therefore, we will allow employees to enroll their same-sex domestic partners onto their healthcare coverage by completing and providing the proof as required under the Statement of Domestic Partnership. Employees will then have 12 months from the effective date of their healthcare coverage to provide the Benefits Team with their updated proof of eligibility. If this updated proof is not received, the coverage will be terminated on the first of the month following the twelve month period. Please contact the Benefits Team at (609) 258-3302 if you have questions on proof of eligibility.

For All Employees Who Reside in a State That Does Not Offer Same-Sex Marriage or Civil Union Provisions

In cases where an employee’s resident state does not provide an option to be recognized as a couple, e.g., Pennsylvania, employees who wish to cover a same-sex domestic partner will need to complete and provide the proof as required under the Statement of Domestic Partnership.