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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 01:34 PM

Walmart Extends Benefits To LGBT Employees' Same-Sex Domestic Partners [View all]

Source: Forbes

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, will soon offer a full suite of benefits to its employees’ domestic partners, including those of the same sex.

The change will take effect in all 50 states, independent of each state’s definition of what marriage, domestic partnership or civil union entails.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant sent postcards to its staffers on Monday outlining changes to their health insurance policies for 2014, including news that “full-time associates can cover any spouse or domestic partner,” regardless of gender.

Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove stressed that offering healthcare to LGBT partners is “one piece” of the store chain’s updated benefits package, which includes a vision plan, 100% coverage for some surgeries including hip replacement and incentives to quit smoking.

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Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/08/28/walmart-extends-benefits-to-lgbt-employees-same-sex-domestic-partners/



Only good for full time employees… and most employees are part time, on purpose.

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