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Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits | Ohio Employee Benefits

From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits. Most recently, in June 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between … Continued

Coverage For Same-Sex Spouses

HHS announces that insurers, but not employers, must offer the same health coverage to a spouse in a same-sex marriage as they offer to a spouse in a traditional marriage. Read more…

IRS Issues Notice about Same-Sex Spouses

On Dec. 16, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2014-1, which provides some answers about covering same-sex spouses. Read full article…

8 things employers must do to comply with post-DOMA rules

Employers need to ensure their retirement plans are in compliance with new rules regarding same-sex marriage. Read more…

Benefit Plans After the DOMA Decision

Join us November 12th for our next webinar on DOMA guidelines that have been issued, what group and retirement plans need to do to comply with this decision, ways to deal with the uncertainties created by the Court’s ruling, and when employers need to act.

IRS Provides Process to Correct Over-Withholding of Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

Check out the latest updates on same-sex souse benefits from the IRS and the process that goes along with making refund claims or internal adjustments of FICA and FIT that was withheld or paid in connection with same-sex spouse benefits.

Agencies Issue Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages and Employee Benefits

Details continue to emerge on how the federal government will implement the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that part of DOMA. Read it all here…

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