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GLBT-friendly accident insurance plans?

For libraries that have offered domestic partner benefits to their employees: does anyone out there have recommendations for accident insurance plans (similar to Aflac, or what Allstate offers) where domestic partners may be covered under their “family” plans? (I work in Georgia, if that makes a difference.)

At MPOW, we interviewed Aflac and Allstate, and at least in Georgia, both companies define “family” as a legal spouse. I’ll make the pragmatic choice — it could be that in the end, once again, I go with a single-payer plan, if I select anything at all, depending on what’s offered, and I’m very glad MPOW cares about this issue — this is the first place I’ve ever worked that has made any effort to offer me DP benefits.

But I’d like to at least talk to a company more enlightened than Aflac or Allstate, and have offered to do the research.

Even if I end up using their services, I’ll never again enjoy those Aflac commercials…

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  1. hhw wrote:

    The HRC website links to the Domestic Partner Insurance Provider Search from the San Francisco Human Rights Commision:

    http://mission.sfgov.org/hrcdpip/

    You can search by state for different types of insurance coverage available

    Monday, August 11, 2008 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
  2. hhw wrote:

    and on rereading your post, I see that my comment doesn’t actually answer your question, but might provide some leads…

    Monday, August 11, 2008 at 7:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Peter Murray wrote:

    Perhaps a similar situation, but my wife and I found that Traveler’s Insurance would cover me and my (then) fiancĂ© as “domestic partners” of sorts. (I can’t remember the exact term they used.) This was for auto and renters insurance in Connecticut.

    Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  4. USAA (yes, USAA, which I am eligible for as a veteran and have used since 1985) has very generous definitions of family for its car and home insurance.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  5. Michelle wrote:

    You might try finding out what some other businesses and organizations (other than libraries) use. It might help to see what other places are using. Perhaps even calling a university or college library nearby might yield a few hints.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

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