Domestic Partner Health Insurance
Domestic Partner Health Insurance In Promoting Fairness And Equality

In order to promote fairness and equality in the workplace many public and private employers are now offering domestic partner health insurance.  This country’s 500 largest publicly-traded companies, which collectively employ nearly 25 million people, “have made significant strides in advancing equal protections and benefits for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Because of the gay rights movement as well as the increase of both unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples living together throughout Texas along with the United States of America, the workplace trend toward domestic-partner benefits is helping the lives of many committed couples, no matter sexual orientation or marital status.

What Is Domestic Partner Health Insurance

Generally, Domestic Partner Insurance is given to unmarried couple who are living together in a committed relationship of sharing their residence and the financial responsibilities. Insurance policies are provided to couples of same or different sex who live together and gain the main benefit of reduced cost of insurance benefits.

Domestic Partner Health Insurance – How To Qualify

Should your employer or perhaps your partner’s employer offers domestic partner benefits, here are a few points to consider before you signup:

1. The partners should have an exclusive mutual commitment, just like that of a marriage couple, however the partners cannot become legally married.

2. They are each other’s sole domestic partner and intend to remain so indefinitely.

3. Neither partner is legally married

4. They should not be related by blood which prohibits legal marriage in the state where the partners legally reside.

5. Are at least eighteen (18) years and therefore legally competent to enter into a contract.

6. Living together in the same household.

7. Share joint responsibility for the partner’s common welfare and debt.

8. You should be able to provide some proof of living together, like, bills where expenses are shared commonly or some notarized statement as well as domestic partner agreements.

9. The Taxing Situation. While the IRS allows the cost of health improvements for married spouses and dependents being tax deductible, it hasn’t yet decide to give the same rights to unmarried couples.

10. Want you decide to separate or if there is any changes in your living situation you are required to inform the employer or the health insurance provider.

Read and Not Heard? Gaddis at the National Book Awards


When Gravity’s Rainbow won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1974, Thomas Pynchon’s publisher arranged for the comedian Professor Irwin Corey to accept on Pynchon’s behalf. Corey’s rambling, surrealist performance (including a streaker running across the stage) turned Pynchon’s absence from the ceremony into a manic spectacle worthy of one of his novels. Two years later, J R took the fiction prize. While William Gaddis wasn’t an outright recluse like Pynchon, he did avoid public appearances. His compromise for the NBA ceremony was to appear with a brief speech about how “a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen.”

Gaddis did his best to keep himself out of his works. He refused to have author photos on his book jackets, although he did allow publicity photographs to be circulated. He did not do an English language interview until 1982. Even then, that interview was with Steven Moore and John Keuhl, long-time Gaddis advocates who allowed the interview to be run on his terms. He avoided American television, as he mentions in the BBC interview posted here a few days ago (although he did appear as an extra in Ganja & Hesse, a 1973 independent vampire film produced by an acquaintance of his). He felt that withholding biographical information would focus attention the writing itself.

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