It is good to see businesses in our area starting to recognize the value of treating and compensating all employees fairly and equally no matter what kind of family they have.
You mentioned in your editorial that enrollment in these benefits tends to be low (generally less than 1 percent of the group), but I also wanted to mention that the cost of partner benefits is no more, and often less than, the cost of traditional benefits.
However, the perceived value of and the positive climate created for all employees by extending benefits are invaluable.
Student Health Insurance Program
The Ohio State University