Insurance plans for same sex couples now offered to Publix employees

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The chain store has now started insuring spouses that are legally married, no matter their gender. In Florida, the county court clerks have now started to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples and the grocery and pharmacy chain, Publix, has responded by extending its insurance plans to cover any legal spouses of its employees. The company had intended to start to offer this health insurance coverage to same sex couples, regardless of state law. The issuing of the marriage licenses to same sex couples has become a legal duty…

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Same sex couple insurance rights get a shot in the arm from Obama

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The administration has now moved to broaden access to health plans by closing a controversial loophole. On Friday, the Obama administration made a move to improve same sex couple insurance access when it comes to health plans by beginning an effort to close an existing loophole that would risk leaving certain patients with HIV/AIDS without any coverage. The Health and Human Services Department made two different announcements on the subject. The first stated that insurers that are offering spousal coverage for those who are heterosexual must also provide same sex…

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Esurance same sex partner insurance to benefit drivers in domestic partnerships

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Motorists in 25 states could save 10 percent on their monthly premiums. Personal car insurer, Esurance, has just announced that it is now offering same sex partner insurance to drivers living in civil unions and domestic partnerships in 21 states across the nation, and that this number could rise to 25 in the near future. This provides committed couples in these relationships the opportunity to save on their premiums. It is not an offer that is being extended exclusively to drivers in these partnerships, but is actually broadening the program…

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