my health benefits are contingent on how many hours i work during a given period. this past year, i didn't work enough hours, so i lost my benefits for a few months. i just recently got them back, so i received the welcome packet in the mail. the last time i got the welcome packet, patty & i were merely domestic partners. i tried to add her to my health care benefits. here's what we had to provide:
- our certificate of domestic partnership
- proof that we have a shared bank account for at least one year
- proof that we share some sort of living arrangement (a lease or mortgage that is signed by BOTH of us)
- an affidavit that all the above is true that has been notarized
when i tried to add her, we didn't have the joint lease (patty was on it but i wasn't) so i couldn't add her to my health care. this time, now that we are MARRIED, here's what i had to provide:
- a marriage license
that's it. nothing else. just one copy. we didn't have to prove anything. so i made the copy & sent it off in the mail. done.
please don't tell me that domestic partners and marriage are the same.
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