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Wal-Mart to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Partners – ABC News

Wal-Mart to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Partners – ABC News

(Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the U.S., will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of its domestic employees beginning next year. “Full-time associates can now cover any spouse or domestic partner of the same sex or opposite sex,” Brooke Buchanan, a spokesperson for Wal-Mart told ABC News. Employees in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were notified through a post card mailed on Monday detailing new additions to the benefits now available to them.  Other benefits now include a new vision plan, which was not previously available, and the lowest medical premium increases in…

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