Applicable Employee Classes:
01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 10, 13, and 16
Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President
It is the policy of Florida Tech to extend employment-related insurance benefits and privileges to employees living in certified same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partnerships in accordance with the eligibility guidelines outlined herein. This policy is intended to ensure the equitable availability of insurance benefits and privileges to both married employees and those employees living in certified same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partnerships.
Employees assigned to the following employee classes are covered by this policy: 01, 02, 04, 06, 07, 09, 10, and 16.
Employees seeking benefits for a same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner or same-sex or opposite-sex dependent children must hold a benefit eligible appointment and meet and adhere to the criteria under IRC Section 152 (as modified by 105(b)) for the tax year.
NOTE: Domestic partner benefits do not include coverage under Florida Tech’s Tuition Benefits.
The employee and domestic partner must complete and sign the Florida Tech Domestic Partner Tax Dependent Verification Form and submit a copy of employee’s 1040 tax document for the previous tax year.
Once signed and submitted, the employee will follow the established benefit enrollment procedures already in place.
The Florida Tech Domestic Partner Tax Dependent Verification Form and supporting tax document are required to be updated and submitted annually.
An eligible employee may add a domestic partner to coverage during one of the three enrollment opportunities:
Employees receiving benefits under a Domestic Partner arrangement must notify the Office of Human Resources within 30 days of the end of a domestic partnership by filing a Termination of Domestic Partner Affidavit. Coverage shall cease as of the date the Domestic Partnership terminates, providing coverage has not otherwise terminated due to standard policy revisions.