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GCash expands employee benefits to cover LGBTQIA+, domestic life partners

Under the e-wallet’s new Life Partner Benefits Program, GCash employees can now avail of the benefits for their significant other, regardless of gender and marital status. Employees will only be required to submit minimal documents to enable them to declare their partners as their dependents.

GCash extends its comprehensive benefits program for its employees who have LGBTQIA+ partners and domestic partners. This initiative is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 5 which promotes gender equality.

Under the e-wallet’s new Life Partner Benefits Program, GCash employees can now avail of the benefits for their significant other, regardless of gender and marital status. Employees will only be required to submit minimal documents to enable them to declare their partners as their dependents.

“At GCash, we understand that our employees have different needs, including wanting to take care of their loved ones. Our Life Partner Benefits Program will provide employees’ partners with health insurances, Disability and Accident Insurance, and will allow them to be their beneficiaries for life, among others,” said Robert Gonzales, Chief People Officer of GCash.

These benefits also cover bereavement needs and wellness allowances. Access to tech apps like KonsultaMD and Mind You are also provided.

“We made sure our application process for this program is easy and simple. We want all of our GCash kabarkadas to have access to company benefits that will help uplift their quality of life, without any bias or discrimination,” added Gonzales. 

Josh de Leon, who identifies as gay, shared how happy he is that finally, benefits can now be easily extended to his partner. “GCash understands my needs as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and I am proud to be part of a company that prioritizes inclusivity and equity.”

Dee Tseng, who identifies as a lesbian, shared that she felt zero discrimination in GCash when it came to her gender. “The company has no bias against the community – in fact, it encourages and empowers us to embrace our authentic selves.”

Already on the list of LinkedIN’s Top 15 Best Companies to Grow Your Career, mounting the Life Partner Benefits Program shows GCash strengthening its corporate responsibility  through the principles of inclusivity, respect, and equal opportunities.

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