Fate of Domestic Partner Benefits in Question After Marriage Ruling

Overview


Todd Solomon contended that, given the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, “With no legal barriers to same-sex marriage, it is likely some employers will eliminate their benefits for unmarried same-sex partners.” Employers are not legally obligated to provide spousal health benefits at all, but if they do offer them, they will now be required to do so for all spouses if the plan is governed by state insurance law, Mr. Solomon noted. Read the full article