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Employer-Provided Spousal Benefits Face Different Requirements From State to State

Added by Hawley Troxell in Articles & Blogs, Business Law on November 21, 2013

Idaho-based employers with employees in multiple states could be subject to significant penalties and litigation if they do not comply with the laws of each state regarding group health coverage and other benefits provided to the same-sex spouses of employees.

Such employers should review the laws of each state where they have employees to confirm that the administration of any benefits offered to spouses complies with applicable law in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor requiring the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage.

Click here to read the full article on the IBR Blog.

This article first appeared in the Idaho Business Review.