Over the past couple years, I’ve made a push to eliminate bigotry from the Colorado health insurance market. My main focus has been to persuade Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado into making those positive changes first. They’ve got the biggest market share of the Colorado individual and small group health insurance markets, so if they lead the way the rest of the companies better follow.
I’m starting to see some results from my calls and emails. I received an email from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield this morning stating that domestic partner benefits are available for Colorado small group employees:
At Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, we’re committed to helping you succeed. From innovative products and services to our dedicated sales and support teams, you can count on us to help make it easy for your and your clients to do business with us. So we’re pleased to announce we’re now providing same-sex domestic partner health care benefits for small group employees, including business groups of one.
For new groups: this Eligible Dependents change is effective July 1, 2007
For existing groups: this Eligible Dependents change will become effective August 1, 2007
How long before they offer the same benefits to their individual health insurance clients? Contact them and ask for yourself.