Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Results in Major Changes in Health Coverage, Other Benefits


Todd Solomon, speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference and Exposition, called the Supreme Court’s affirmation of same-sex marriage rights good news for employers operating in multiple states because it imposes uniform rules across the country. For example, Mr. Solomon said, it is now the case throughout the country that a same-sex spouse must consent to a benefit plan participant’s designation of any beneficiary, just as was always the case for opposite-sex spouses. Read the full article