Definition of Domestic Partner
Rockwell Automation defines a domestic partner as an adult of the same or opposite sex who resides with you and qualifies as your dependent under our benefit plan provided you meet the following criteria.
You and your domestic partner:
- Have an exclusive mutual commitment to share responsibility for each other’s welfare and financial obligations which has existed for at least six months prior to the enrollment of the domestic partner coverage(s) and which is expected to last indefinitely;
- Share the same residence;
- Are each 18 years of age or older;
- Neither of you is married to anyone else;
- Are not related by blood in a manner that would bar your marriage in the state in which you reside (does not apply to Maine residents).
You must also certify that two or more of the following exist as evidence of joint responsibility for basic financial obligations:
- Joint mortgage, deed or lease.
- Designation of the domestic partner as durable power of attorney or health care proxy.
- Joint wills or designation of the domestic partner as executor and/or primary beneficiary.
- Joint bank account, joint credit cards or other evidence of joint financial responsibility.
- Designation of the domestic partner as beneficiary for life insurance or retirement benefits.
- Other evidence that establishes economic interdependence.
If enrolling for life insurance, at least one of the above must be either: a joint mortgage, deed or lease; or designation of the domestic partner as durable power of attorney or health care proxy.
If you meet the criteria outlined above, your domestic partner and your domestic partner’s children are considered eligible dependents.