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IRS Issues Rules on Same-Sex Marriages

What employers must change regarding employee benefits for same-sex marriages.

All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized for Federal Tax Purposes

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. Read full article…

IRS Recognizes All Same-Sex Marriages for Pretax Benefits

Ruling extends pretax treatment to same-sex spouses’ health insurance coverage in all 50 states

10 post-DOMA tips for benefits managers

Benefits managers and employers start to worry about how to adjust benefit plans after DOMA ruling. Here’s 10 tips to help you better understand the direction in which you should be going.

DOMA decision raises as many questions as answers

The Supreme Court that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act and required the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage will have far-ranging implications for employee benefit plans.

Health Care Reform and DOMA – Never a Dull Moment

In the past weeks, we have seen at least two changes that will affect how employers “do benefits.” Here’s what employers like you need to be thinking about, doing and preparing for.

Supreme Court rulings raise standards for proving discrimination at work

Employers scored two victories before the U.S. Supreme Court last week that legal experts say will enable them to more effectively defend themselves in employment lawsuits.

Individual Grace Period, Spanish Language Notice, DOMA and Contraception

The past week has brought several developments of interest to employers who sponsor group health plans. It is important that you identify the necessary requirements for your company in order to comply to the recent changes.

DOMA ruling complicates benefits administration

The Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act is being hailed as a huge victory for same-sex couples, but the ruling makes benefits administration for employers even more complicated than before.

Supreme Court Decides on Defense of Marriage Act

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Legally-Married Same-Sex Spouses Entitled to Federal Recognition and Lifts California Ban on Same-Sex Marriages