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So, I'm looking at staff jobs (braindump about that later), and I say… 
3rd-Mar-2010 08:45 pm
demons
So, I'm looking at staff jobs (braindump about that later), and I say to Jeff, "Hey, honey, wanna elope if I end up with a state job?" for you see, then he could get health insurance (the good state of North Carolina doesn't benefit domestic partners yet, though there's lobbying for it.)

So then I go look to see how much insurance costs.

For me, the employee, it would be free.

To add my hypothetical husband? FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY TWO DOLLARS AND SEVENTY FOUR CENTS. A MONTH.

Yea. No wedding bells anytime soon, y'all.
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4th-Mar-2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Even if your employer offers DP benefits, you'll likely be responsible for paying the taxes on the value of the benefit, which will run a couplafew hundred per month. For example, when I worked at TMobile and had Larry covered as a domestic partner, I paid the same rate as employee+spouse and the company covered the remainder of the policy, but the cost of the taxes for the benefits for him were about $285/month.
4th-Mar-2010 02:10 am (UTC)
You had to pay taxes on your insurance benefits? Weird.
4th-Mar-2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Only on the portion of the benefits my employer was paying for my domestic partner.
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4th-Mar-2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Effing crazy. I, as a state employee, pay about $70 to cover both my husband and I with fairly good coverage, as you are quite familiar with Group Health.
4th-Mar-2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
.... ok, I stand corrected. I pay $27 per bi-monthly paycheck to cover us both, so $56/month. Pre-tax.

That is only $16/month more than I pay for my bus pass.

O.O
4th-Mar-2010 03:45 am (UTC)
Is it still the deal where it costs just as much to add a spouse as an entire family? I seem to remember that being the option I had... really stupid.
4th-Mar-2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Huh. I've never seen that. I think usually the choices are employee, employee/-spouse, family. Although when you get to the other side of the equation, it's kinda nice that having a second kid doesn't make insurance go up. :-)
6th-Mar-2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Yea, well, the state is special. Employee/Children is 164.08, Employee/Spouse is 422.74, and Employee/Family is 450.26. Ugh.
4th-Mar-2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Well, I mean, for perspective, that comes out to $211 per person per month, which is still hella cheaper than what I'm paying for non-employer-subsidized insurance currently. I'm paying $300/month just for myself.
6th-Mar-2010 01:14 am (UTC)
There is that. The whole thing is pretty crappy, isn't it?
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6th-Mar-2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Or I owe you one. :) What is your next week like? I have to teach 1 to 2:15 Monday, and that's it.
5th-Mar-2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Anonymous
Currently, it is the same cost to add a spouse as a family. They are currently looking to possibly changing it. So just keep a watch out or as your lovely sister to tell you when she hears something!!! ~love your lovely state employed sister
10th-Mar-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
yup.
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