Same sex retirement benefits retroactive to June 2013, IRS rules

By Matt Dunning Employers are not required to retroactively offer qualified retirement benefits to married same-sex couples for plan years predating the U.S. Supreme Court’s partial overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Read moreR
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IRS: More post-DOMA guidance on cafeteria plans, FSAs, HSAs

By Ann Fievet In Notice 2014-1, the Internal Revenue Service has provided additional guidance for cafeteria plans (including health and dependent care flexible spending accounts) and health savings accounts on compliance with the changes to treatment of same-sex married couples follow
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Same-sex spousal health benefits offered by many employers

By Matt Dunning Offering health care benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses is not obligatory for many large U.S.-based companies, but it’s still a sound business decision, benefits experts say. Read more…
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Roundup of DOMA Guidance re: Benefit Plans

Christine P. Roberts The Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor have in recent months issued initial guidance to employers on the benefit plan consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in U.S. v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), which ruled Section 3 of the
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Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. The ruling pu
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