Domestic-partner benefits proposal introduced

June 5, 2012

Health-care benefits would be offered to the domestic partners of Indianapolis city workers under a proposal introduced Monday night to the City-County Council.

As IBJ reported May 25, the proposal would offer insurance coverage to both same-sex and heterosexual unmarried couples.

The proposal, filed by City-County Councilor Angela Mansfield, a Democrat, was formally introduced and assigned to a committee Monday. A city consultant estimated that fewer than 30 of nearly 7,500 eligible workers would apply for the coverage.

Councilman Zach Adamson, a Democrat, told WTHR-TV the proposal would help in recruiting and retaining a quality work force.

Some council members are concerned about the additional cost.


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