Aetna now allows domestic partner coverage in Illinois
Effective January 1, 2009, the following changes occurred with regard to domestic partner coverage with Aetna:
Aetna small group health insurance plans will allow domestic partner coverage in Illinois, although it is not state mandated. Coverage is available to eligible dependents who are same sex or opposite sex partners to groups with 5 or more eligible employees, and is available with the 2007 and future portfolios of plans. Existing Aetna groups who want to provide domestic partner coverage will need to convert to a 2007 or later plan design (2009 plans effective 4/1/09) and it can only be added at renewal.