Columbus State Wants to Expand Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Columbus State Community College appears ready to follow the lead of many four-year universities and the city of Columbus by offering health benefits to employees’ same-sex domestic partners.

Trustees on Thursday will discuss a staff proposal to expand the definition of dependents to employees’ same-sex partners starting with the next budget year on July 1. A vote would come March 28.

The staff proposal says the college is committed to being a competitive employer and lists several schools, including Ohio State University, Denison University and Ohio University, that already offer the benefit.

The college said it cannot estimate the budget impact because it can’t predict from year to year which workers will sign up for health, vision and dental benefits.

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