DOMA struck down — what this means for your employee benefits plans

The US Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. We believe that this ruling will require employers to review and possibly amend many of their retirement and welfare benefit plans, as well as summary plan descriptions, tax statements, beneficiary designation forms, and other employment practices with a focus on the rights of same-sex couples who are legally married under state or foreign law whose marriages are now recognised for purposes of various federal laws, including the Internal Revenue Code and other laws governing employee benefits…

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