Tag Archives: Same-Sex benefits

Missouri Marriage Licenses Recognized by Social Security Administration

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on PROMOOnline.org Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) confirmed that the agency is directing all Missouri offices to recognize valid Missouri marriage licenses from same-sex couples as proof of documentation for name changes. Guidance issued by the SSA clarifies that all same-sex couples, including those who received a valid […]

Two Major Healthcare Systems in Missouri Extend LGBT Welcoming Policies and Benefits

Originally posted by Springfield, MO News-Leader By: Thomas Gounley, News-Leader By the end of this spring, the two largest employers in the Springfield metropolitan area ā€” with more than 16,000 employees locally ā€” will have extended benefits to same-sex spouses. Legally-married same-sex couples have been able to enroll for benefits at Springfield-based nonprofit health system […]

Southwest Missouri Health Systems Add Critical LGBT Protections and Benefits

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Over the past several months, my organization has worked closely with 47 Missouri hospitals, that have included 105 new LGBT welcoming policies to their own internal policies. In Southwest Missouri, I’ve worked closely with CoxHealth on updating its LGBT welcoming policies, after policy changes occurred at Mercy as well in 2014. […]