For Same-Sex Couples, Benefit Issues Remain


Todd Solomon told the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2016 Employment Law & Legislative Conference that, given recent Supreme Court decisions, “Employers that haven’t done so may still need to amend plan language that was written to exclude same-sex spouses” from ERISA benefit plans. Such action technically is not required for self-insured plans, but Mr. Solomon warned, “Employers that continue to provide coverage only to opposite-sex spouses face significant risk of legal challenges under federal discrimination law.” Read the full article.