Wyoming Criticized by Lawmakers Over Partner Benefits

July 6, 2009

Legislators are complaining about a University of Wyoming policy adopted in May to authorize administrators to issue vouchers for the health insurance for the domestic partners of employees, The Casper Star-Tribune reported. The policy approved by the university's board allows the vouchers to be issued only if any additional costs can be managed. The university's employees are part of a state health insurance system and the idea of vouchers was suggested because the university cannot by itself change the policies of the state system -- but has employees and potential employees who want coverage for domestic partners.

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