Seven Counties offers same sex domestic partner benefit

Health insurance now available to qualifying partners of SCS employees

Seven Counties Services, Inc., the region’s leading provider of mental health therapy, addictions treatment and developmental services, will offer medical, dental and vision insurance to same sex domestic partners of its benefit-eligible employees, effective July 1, 2013.

Seven Counties’ employees working at least 32 hours per week in a full-time position are eligible for medical insurance coverage under current benefits. Employees pay a portion of the plan cost, with amounts varying based on the cost of the plan selected.

With the new offer, same sex partners can be eligible for coverage currently available only to employee spouses.

“This is an important step for Seven Counties as a community leader and a health care provider,” says Board Chair David Holton. “It is a recognition of the realities of family structures, an expression of respect for all who work for us and a furthering of our commitment to creating communities where all lives are valued equally.”


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