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DOMA’s Impact: Special Open-Enrollment Periods

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, same-sex couples that are legally married under state law are now entitled to the same benefits […]

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The DOMA Decision: What it Means for Employers

The news regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling that DOMA’s definition of marriage is invalid will have an impact on many individuals. For employers, the decision will also affect items regarding employee benefits. To help your company understand the potential impact, we are happy to make available a new Legislative Brief, entitled: “Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA […]

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