` SUNY RF - Benefits

Domestic Partnership

Begin a Domestic Partnerhsip

A domestic partner is a person who is the employee’s sole spousal equivalent and is responsible with the employee for each other’s welfare. To add a domestic partner to your plan, contact your campus benefits office for domestic partner eligibility criteria. The domestic partner must be:

  • age 18 or older, and
  • unmarried and not related to you by marriage or blood in any way that would bar marriage, and residing with you, and
  • financially interdependent with you, and
  • involved in the domestic partnership for a period of not less than 1 year

You may also add your domestic partner’s children.  Documentation of the above must be approved by the RF. Please contact your campus Benefits Office if you are interested in enrolling in domestic partner coverage.


The value of the RF contribution for domestic partner coverage is taxable income to you and will be reported on your W-2 tax form.