I'm not sure, but i don't think it is at the employers discretion, i think your carrier has to offer domestic partner coverage. These are the carriers in Vt. who over Domestic Partner coverage. 
Great West Life 
Kaiser Permanente 
New York Life and Health 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob Stacey 
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  Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:59 PM
  Subject: Domestic partners

  Good afternoon all,
  I'd like to get an idea of how many towns offer health insurance coverage to employee's domestic partners. If your town does offer coverage, what criteria does a domestic partner have to meet in order to be considered a domestic partner from your town's perspective (length of time together, joint checking account, etc)? Thanks.
  Bob Stacey
  Hartland Town Manager

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