A challenge facing managers and human resource professionals is determining whether to expand benefits, especially health insurance, beyond employees to other eligible dependents. Immediate family members such as the spouse and/or dependent children of employees are commonly eligible for company sponsored benefits. Among larger companies, unmarried same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partners are more frequently being included as eligible for coverage under employee benefit plans.
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Wanek, James; Kaupins, Gundars; and Coco, Malcolm. (2013). "North Texas Domestic Partner Benefits Policies". Texas Business Today, 4-6.