Financial Effects of Domestic Partner Benefits on State of Arizona
By M.V. Lee Badgett, Danielle MacCartney
This report estimates the financial effects of offering domestic partner benefits to employees of the State of Arizona. Providing domestic partner benefits to State of Arizona employees’ domestic partners will have several financial effects on the state. The possibility of cost increases is usually high on the list of employer concerns about partner benefits, although a great deal of evidence suggests that cost increases will be small. However, just as important are the benefits that the State of Arizona will see if state employees can cover a domestic partner, and those benefits will offset some of the costs of coverage.