Banner Health Employee Benefits - Eligibility  

Domestic Partners


If you are eligible to enroll in Banner Health benefits, you may add your eligible domestic partner to certain plans.

Domestic Partner Criteria

  • Both you and your domestic partner are at least 18 years of age or older, and mentally competent to consent to a declaration of domestic partnership.
  • You and your domestic partner live together in a common household and will continue to do so throughout the entire period of benefits coverage.
  • You and your domestic partner are in a serious and committed relationship.
  • You and your domestic partner are financially interdependent.
  • You and your domestic partner are not related in any way that would prohibit legal marriage if you could otherwise be married under applicable law.
  • You and your domestic partner are not legally married to, legally separated from or domestic partner to any other persons.
  • Your domestic partner is not eligible for employee coverage under Banner Health’s plans.

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Benefits Available to a Domestic Partner

Qualified domestic partners may be enrolled, along with the employee, in Banner Health's medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance and the legal plans. An Affidavit of Domestic Partnership is required.

You may also enroll dependent children of your domestic partner in the same plans, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

You may enroll your domestic partner and his/her dependent children during your initial eligibility periodAnnual Enrollment or within 31 days of a qualifying event.

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Changes in Domestic Partnership Status

If you and your domestic partner terminate your relationship, you must contact the Service Center at Banner Plan Administration within 31 days to remove your domestic partner and any dependents of your domestic partner from your coverage.

Your domestic partner and his/her dependents will be eligible for COBRA under the same conditions as all other covered members.

If you and your domestic partner marry, you must contact the Service Center at Banner Plan Administration within 31 days, as this is a change in status and we will move your domestic partner to spouse coverage and your coverage will be eligible for pre-tax deductions.

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