Michigan changes same sex benefits

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LANSING, Mich. — In wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the State of Michigan has changed the regulations governing same sex marriage for state employees.

According to the Michigan Civil Services Commission, state workers with a same sex spouse  married in another state before June 26 are now eligible for a special enrollment for state benefits through July 27.  Those married after June 26 will have 31 days, if reported, to enroll their spouse in the benefit program.

If you miss either one of these enrollment periods and want to enroll, you’ll have to wait until the next annual open enrollment process.

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3 comments

  • Kevin Rahe

    Granting benefits intended for couples who tend to form families to couples who DON’T tend to form families unavoidably dilutes them and increases poverty among children.

      • Kevin Rahe

        This isn’t about providing benefits to people most likely to need them. It’s about a vocal minority that most judges are afraid to say “No” to. A widow living with a sibling are more likely to be raising children together than a same-sex couple, yet THEY can’t get these benefits.