Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility; Corrections, 10057 [2016-04322]

Download as PDF 10057 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 39 Monday, February 29, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. by adding the definitions of ‘‘domestic partner’’ and ‘‘domestic partnership’’ to 5 CFR 875.101. List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 875 The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, Government contracts, Government employees, Health insurance, Military personnel, Organization and functions, Retirement. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director. 5 CFR Parts 875 RIN 3206–AN05 Accordingly, OPM is amending 5 CFR part 875 as follows: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility; Corrections PART 875—FEDERAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PROGRAM U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Correcting amendments. ■ The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, (80 FR 66785) expanding eligibility to apply for coverage under the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The final rule stated that the definitions for ‘‘domestic partner’’ and ‘‘domestic partnership’’ were revised, but OPM meant to add the definitions. This correcting amendment adds those definitions to OPM’s regulations. DATES: Effective March 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Brown, Policy Analyst, (202) 606–0004, or by email to Ronald.Brown@opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2015, OPM published FLTCIP final regulations in the Federal Register to (1) Expand the definition of ‘‘qualified relative’’ under 5 U.S.C. 9001(5)(D) to include both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants and members and retired members of the uniformed services; (2) expand the definition of ‘‘qualified relative’’ to include adult children of domestic partners of Federal and U.S. Postal Service employees and annuitants, and members and retired members of the uniformed services; and (3) make other technical conforming amendments. See 80 FR 66785–66787. This document amends the regulations Subpart A—Administration and General Provisions 1. The authority citation for 5 CFR part 875 continues to read as follows: AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Feb 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 9008. 2. Section 875.101 is amended by adding the definitions of ‘‘Domestic partner’’ and ‘‘Domestic partnership’’ in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ (vii) Are not related in a way that would prohibit legal marriage in the U.S. jurisdiction in which the domestic partnership was formed; (viii) Provide documentation demonstrating fulfillment of the requirements of paragraphs (1)(i) through (vii) of this definition as prescribed by OPM; and (ix) Certify that they understand that willful falsification of the documentation described in paragraph (1)(viii) of this definition may lead to disciplinary action and the recovery of the cost of benefits received related to such falsification and may constitute a criminal violation under 18 U.S.C. 1001. (2) You or your domestic partner must notify the employing office if at any time between the time of application and the time coverage is scheduled to go into effect, any of the conditions listed in paragraphs (1)(i) through (vii) of this definition are no longer met, in which case a domestic partnership is deemed terminated. Such notification must be made as soon as possible, but in no event later than thirty calendar days after such conditions are no longer met. * * * * * [FR Doc. 2016–04322 Filed 2–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325––63–P § 875.101 Definitions. * * * * * Domestic partner is defined as a person in a domestic partnership with an employee, annuitant, member of the uniformed services, or retired member of the uniformed services. Domestic partnership means: (1) A committed relationship between two adults, of the opposite sex or same sex, in which the partners— (i) Are each other’s sole domestic partner and intend to remain so indefinitely; (ii) Maintain a common residence, and intend to continue to do so (or would maintain a common residence but for an assignment abroad or other employment-related, financial, or similar obstacle); (iii) Are at least 18 years of age and mentally competent to consent to a contract; (iv) Share responsibility for a significant measure of each other’s financial obligations; (v) Are not married or joined in a civil union to anyone else; (vi) Are not a domestic partner of anyone else; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 59 [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–15–0071] RIN 0581–AD46 Livestock Mandatory Reporting: Revision of Lamb Reporting Requirements Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Direct final rule. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 39 / Monday, February 29, 2016 / 
Rules and Regulations

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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

5 CFR Parts 875

RIN 3206-AN05


Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility; Corrections

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 
published a document in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015, (80 
FR 66785) expanding eligibility to apply for coverage under the Federal 
Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP). The final rule stated that 
the definitions for ``domestic partner'' and ``domestic partnership'' 
were revised, but OPM meant to add the definitions. This correcting 
amendment adds those definitions to OPM's regulations.

DATES: Effective March 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Brown, Policy Analyst, (202) 
606-0004, or by email to Ronald.Brown@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 30, 2015, OPM published FLTCIP 
final regulations in the Federal Register to (1) Expand the definition 
of ``qualified relative'' under 5 U.S.C. 9001(5)(D) to include both 
same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners of Federal and U.S. Postal 
Service employees and annuitants and members and retired members of the 
uniformed services; (2) expand the definition of ``qualified relative'' 
to include adult children of domestic partners of Federal and U.S. 
Postal Service employees and annuitants, and members and retired 
members of the uniformed services; and (3) make other technical 
conforming amendments. See 80 FR 66785-66787. This document amends the 
regulations by adding the definitions of ``domestic partner'' and 
``domestic partnership'' to 5 CFR 875.101.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 875

    Administrative practice and procedure, Employee benefit plans, 
Government contracts, Government employees, Health insurance, Military 
personnel, Organization and functions, Retirement.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Beth F. Cobert,
Acting Director.

    Accordingly, OPM is amending 5 CFR part 875 as follows:

PART 875--FEDERAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PROGRAM

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1. The authority citation for 5 CFR part 875 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 9008.

Subpart A--Administration and General Provisions

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2. Section 875.101 is amended by adding the definitions of ``Domestic 
partner'' and ``Domestic partnership'' in alphabetical order to read as 
follows:


Sec.  875.101  Definitions.

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    Domestic partner is defined as a person in a domestic partnership 
with an employee, annuitant, member of the uniformed services, or 
retired member of the uniformed services.
    Domestic partnership means:
    (1) A committed relationship between two adults, of the opposite 
sex or same sex, in which the partners--
    (i) Are each other's sole domestic partner and intend to remain so 
indefinitely;
    (ii) Maintain a common residence, and intend to continue to do so 
(or would maintain a common residence but for an assignment abroad or 
other employment-related, financial, or similar obstacle);
    (iii) Are at least 18 years of age and mentally competent to 
consent to a contract;
    (iv) Share responsibility for a significant measure of each other's 
financial obligations;
    (v) Are not married or joined in a civil union to anyone else;
    (vi) Are not a domestic partner of anyone else;
    (vii) Are not related in a way that would prohibit legal marriage 
in the U.S. jurisdiction in which the domestic partnership was formed;
    (viii) Provide documentation demonstrating fulfillment of the 
requirements of paragraphs (1)(i) through (vii) of this definition as 
prescribed by OPM; and
    (ix) Certify that they understand that willful falsification of the 
documentation described in paragraph (1)(viii) of this definition may 
lead to disciplinary action and the recovery of the cost of benefits 
received related to such falsification and may constitute a criminal 
violation under 18 U.S.C. 1001.
    (2) You or your domestic partner must notify the employing office 
if at any time between the time of application and the time coverage is 
scheduled to go into effect, any of the conditions listed in paragraphs 
(1)(i) through (vii) of this definition are no longer met, in which 
case a domestic partnership is deemed terminated. Such notification 
must be made as soon as possible, but in no event later than thirty 
calendar days after such conditions are no longer met.
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[FR Doc. 2016-04322 Filed 2-26-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6325--63-P