All in the family

Postal Service and other federal employees with opposite-sex and same-sex domestic partners now qualify for long-term health care.

The Office of Personnel Management recently updated the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), expanding the definition of a “qualifying relative” to include both opposite-sex and same-sex domestic partners.

Adult children of both opposite-sex and same-sex domestic partnerships also qualify under the change.

Employees interested in applying for the coverage must provide a Declaration of Domestic Partnership form to the Human Resources Shared Service Center.

Additionally, employees must download an FLTCIP application online.

The program offers long-term care coverage for employees and qualifying relatives who are unable to perform everyday tasks by themselves due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process.

More information is available on OPM’s site.