(Closed) UPDATE: I am really confused. Could use some advice, and a hug.

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
679 posts
Busy bee

YAY!! I had commented on the last post about the potential for domestic partnership and I am REALLY glad to see it worked out. I hope more people in similar situations educate themselves about domestic partnership because I think it can be a really good resource for couples who are kind of in limbo in this crazy economy.

Post # 4
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats! So glad it’s all working out for you.

Post # 6
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am glad you figured something out. Darling Husband and I became domestic partners before we got married for insurance reasons too. I will warn you though that we got taxed extra on those benefits each month- costing about $200 extra deducted of of DH’s pay each month.

Post # 8
3773 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@scarlet_letter:  Our state taxes the benefits paid towards me (I was the DP on my then FI’s insurance) as income:( It was super confusing and took a lot of calls to HR to get everything figured out.

Post # 10
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That is wonderful. 

If things hadn’t worked out for your it might have broken my Tuscaloosa heart. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Post # 11
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m so glad it worked out for you!  Can you qualify for a life event in order to get his domestic partner coverage before the annual enrollment period?

One other thing to consider – My recollection is that COBRA is retroactive to the day you lost your benefits as long as you sign-up within the election period.  Meaning if you have 60 days to sign-up for COBRA you can wait it out in case you don’t need it and save the money, but if you do happen to get sick 59 days in you can sign-up at that time and pay for the retro-active coverage ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012


Sooo happy to hear you found a solution.

Knowing that you have series health issues, I have to say I was very concerned about the possibility of you going without health insurance coverage, when there most certainly had to be a way (if not more than one) that you could have a “work around”

Take care, and enjoy the rest of your Wedding Planning


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