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In an “extraordinary remedy” the federal district court for the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska issued a preliminary injunction on the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) rule in those 4 states that was set to go into effect across the country on March 27,2015 that would have provided employees that were legally married elsewhere to same sex spouses and reside in those states with FMLA rights to care for their same sex spouse or that spouse’s family members un...
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: same sex , marriage , FMLA
Insurers in states where same sex marriage bans have been overturned may be allowing special open enrollments for employees to add their same sex spouses to the employer’s group health, dental or vision insurance plans.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage
Wisconsin’s Revenue Department has amended a prior Q&A to answer questions related to tax consequences for same sex couples.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage , Spouse , Taxes

Supreme Court Clears Way for Same Sex Marriage

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By refusing to review the appeals from five states whose bans on same sex marriages were overturned, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for same sex marriage to be recognized in those five states and potentially across the land.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage , Taxes , Supreme Court
In a unanimous decision, the three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld earlier Circuit Court decisions that the same sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are unconstitutional.
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Categories: Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage , IRS

IRS Guidance for Same Sex Spouse Tax Refunds

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The IRS has released a letter it wrote to U.S. Representative Peter Welch regarding the steps that one of Representative Welch’s constituents can take to seek a refund on taxes paid for coverage of her same sex spouse that were paid prior to the decision that coverage for the same sex spouse can be tax free.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage

MSP Rules Apply to Same-Sex Spouses

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Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the “working aged” rules of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) regulation apply to a same-sex spouse who is enrolled on an active employee’s group health plan.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance, Health Care in General | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage

Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Lifted

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U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued an 88-page ruling, on Friday June 6, 2014, declaring Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage , Tax , Taxation

Non-dependent Domestic Partner HRA Coverage

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In a letter ruling released recently by the IRS, the federal tax consequences of providing coverage under a voluntary employee benefit association’s (VEBA’s) health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) provides insight for how HRA coverage provided by any employer’s HRA to an employee’s non-dependent domestic partner should be addressed.
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Categories: Health Care Reform, Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Domestic , Partner , Spouse , Marriage
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an FAQ regarding insured health plan coverage for same-sex spouses in states that do not recognize same sex marriage.
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Categories: Benefits in General, Compliance | Tags: Same-Sex Marriage
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