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Michigan changes same sex benefits

Posted at 8:01 PM, Jul 02, 2015

LANSING, Mich. — In wake of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the State of Michigan has changed the regulations governing same sex marriage for state employees.

According to the Michigan Civil Services Commission, state workers with a same sex spouse  married in another state before June 26 are now eligible for a special enrollment for state benefits through July 27.  Those married after June 26 will have 31 days, if reported, to enroll their spouse in the benefit program.

If you miss either one of these enrollment periods and want to enroll, you’ll have to wait until the next annual open enrollment process.