Domestic Partnership Benefits
***Due to a State legislative change, the City of Madison is no longer allowed to offer health insurance, dental insurance, or life insurance benefits to its employees' domestic partners beyond December 31, 2017. As of September 22, 2017, the Department of Employee Trust Funds no longer accepts Affidavits of Domestic Partnership.***
Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, & FMLA
In order to declare a family partner relationship with the City, an employee must fill out a Family Partner Designation Form. This form allows employees to take sick leave, bereavement leave, and family medical leave for family partners.
Health Insurance & Dental Insurance
Effective January 1, 2018, State law no longer allows local governmental employers, such as the City of Madison, to offer health or dental benefits to domestic partners of their employees.
Subject to Madison General Ordinance 3.54(25)(b) or the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement, certain employees may be eligible for a stipend to offset the cost of their domestic partner obtaining health insurance outside of the City's group health insurance program. Please refer to your employee group's Collective Bargaining Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, or Employee Benefits Handbook for more information. Certification and request forms for eligible employees may be found below.
- Domestic Partner Health Insurance Premium Stipend/Reimbursement Request Form
- Certification of Domestic Partnership for Health Insurance Premium Stipend - General Municipal, Non-Represented, and Teamsters Local 695 employees
- Certification of Domestic Partnership for Health Insurance Premium Reimbursement - Association of Madison Fire Supervisors (AMFS), Association of Madison Police Supervisors (AMPS), IAFF Local 311, and Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA) employees
- Termination of Domestic Partnership for Health Insurance Premium Stipend/Reimbursement Form
Benefits Available to Domestic/Family Partners
|Sick Leave||Employees are allowed to use sick leave to take care of a domestic/family partner, and members of the partner’s family.|
|Bereavement Leave||Employees receive up to 3 days without loss of pay in the case of death of a domestic/family partner, and members of the partner’s family.|
|FMLA||Employees can request up to 2 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a domestic partner or parent of a domestic partner.
This is in compliance with Wisconsin FMLA. Federal FMLA does not apply to domestic partners.
For more information, see the Employee Benefits Handbook.
Domestic/Family Partnership benefits defined by:
City of Madison - Procedures For Designation of "Family Partner", APM 2-14