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Ninth Circuit Rules ERISA Pension Plan Must Pay Survivor Benefits to Registered Domestic Partner
Ninth Circuit Rules That Domestic Partner Under California State Law Had Spousal Rights Under an ERISA Plan
Does Your Retirement Plan Incorporate State Law Into the Plan? Check Your Spousal Benefit Obligations!
Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses: 2018 Update
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Final Regs: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program: Expiration of Coverage of Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners
May Terminating Employees Elect COBRA Coverage for Domestic Partners?
Wisconsin Governmental Entities Now Prohibited from Offering Domestic Partners Benefits
More Employers Are Requiring Same-Sex Couples to Marry to Receive Health Benefits
Texas Supreme Court Disputes Reach of Obergefell in Employee Benefits Case
[Guidance Overview] Health Benefits for Domestic Partners: Tax and Coverage Rules for Employers (PDF)
Survivor Sues Employer for Failure to Offer Joint-and-Survivor Annuity to Domestic Partner
Some Employers Consider Ending Domestic Partner Benefits
The Retro-Effect: Outstanding Issues in Qualified Plan Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage as Highlighted by Schuett v. FedEx
Is a Qualified Retirement Plan Required to Apply Windsor Retroactively?
[Official Guidance] IRS Notice of Hearing on Definitions of Terms Relating to Marital Status
[Guidance Overview] IRS Provides Guidance on Application of Federal Tax Law to Employee Benefit Plans in Light of Obergefell Decision (PDF)
FedEx May Owe Same-Sex Spouse Pension Benefits
IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages Under Benefit Plans
[Guidance Overview] Potential Year-End Amendment Required for Cafeteria Plans
[Guidance Overview] IRS Issues Guidance on Application of Obergefell Decision to Benefit Plans
[Guidance Overview] IRS Notice on Obergefell Includes Permitted Cafeteria Plan Election Change and Guidance on Qualified Retirement Plans
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Notice 2015-86: Application of Obergefell to Qualified Retirement Plans and Health and Welfare Plans (PDF)
Domestic Partnership Converted Retroactively to Marriage After Death Provides Basis for VA Spousal Benefits
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Final Regs: Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program Eligibility Changes
[Guidance Overview] IRS Issues Proposed Regs to Accommodate Obergefell
[Guidance Overview] Health & Welfare Plan Update, September 2015 (PDF)
States Begin to Issue Guidance on Marriage Benefits
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Likely to Require More Changes to Benefit Plans and Payroll Practices (PDF)
Health and Welfare Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses After Obergefell: A New Mandate for Employers?
Wal-Mart Sued for Retroactive Availability of Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
Governmental Plans: Moving Forward After the Obergefell Decision
Non-Governmental Employer Considerations for Retirement Plan Administration After Obergefell
Maryland Revamps Its in Vitro Coverage Mandate to Accommodate Same-Sex Couples
Will Domestic Partner Benefits Stay or Go After the Supreme Court Decision?
Same-Sex Marriage: Effect on Benefits
Supreme Court Decision Provides New Financial Planning Opportunities
Same-Sex Marriage: A Practical Guide for Employers
The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employee Benefits Take-Aways
Fate of Domestic Partner Benefits in Question After Marriage Ruling
Effect of the New York State Marriage Equality Act on Health Insurance Coverage
Employee Benefits Effects of Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision
The Impact of Same-Sex Marriages on Benefit Plan Administration
EEOC May Pursue Federal Right to Equal Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses and Transgender-Related Procedures
Texas Court Halts Enforcement of New FMLA Rule Extending Leave Rights to Same-Sex Couples
[Guidance Overview] DOL Extends FMLA Rights to Same-Sex Spouses (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] FMLA Modified to Protect Same-Sex Spouses Regardless of Employees' State of Residence
[Guidance Overview] If Legally Married Somewhere, Then Legally Married Everywhere Under the FMLA
[Guidance Overview] DOL Announces a Revised Definition of 'Spouse' for FMLA Purposes
[Official Guidance] Text of CMS Ruling: Implementing U.S. v. Windsor for Purposes of Entitlement and Enrollment in Medicare Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance
Employers Debate Changes to Domestic Partner Benefits for Employees in States Where Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal
Employers Debate the Merits and Challenges of Changing Domestic Partner Benefits
Federal District Court in California Asked to Determine Retroactive Applicability of United States v. Windsor
Second Circuit Affirms that Health Plan's Same-Sex Spouse Exclusion Does Not Violate ERISA
Supreme Court to Address Same-Sex Marriage: Effect on Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans (PDF)
Popular Southern Grocery Chain to Offer Same-Sex Health Benefits
Group Health Plans for Same-Sex Spouses: Equal Treatment Required or Not?
Impact on Employee Benefit Plans of the Supreme Court's Recent Actions on Marriage
More States Recognize Same-Sex Marriages But No Mandate Yet for Self-Funded ERISA Plans to Extend Coverage to Same-Sex Spouses
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Proposed Regs: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program -- Providing Option C Coverage for Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners
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