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Health Care Coverage for California Employers After Obergefell v. Hodges

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

After the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark marriage-equality decision this summer (Obergefell v. Hodges), we now have full equality between same-sex and opposite-sex spouses under federal and state law. That decision affects...more

Hospitals and Health Insurers Prodded on Same-Sex and Transgender Issues

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In separate actions yesterday, CMS and the New York State insurance regulatory authority took steps to (a) assure equal treatment of same-sex spouses by hospitals and (b) insurance coverage of medically necessary transgender...more

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

by Jaburg Wilk on

On Friday October 17, 2014, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and...more

HHS Guidance Clarifies that Insurance Companies Must Make Available Health Insurance Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 14, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance clarifying the final regulations implementing Section 2702 of the Public Health Service Act...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update - September 3, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

There is only one week left of Congress’ summer recess. While the members have been in their home districts, the agencies in Washington have been finalizing Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations on everything from the...more

Health Care Reform Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue: Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more

Health Benefits Provided to Same-Sex Spouses

As we await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor, which may come as early as this week, many employers are considering the potential impact that the decision may have on the health benefits that they...more

Proskauer’s DOMA Task Force

Proskauer’s Employee Benefits Practice Center’s DOMA Task Force, which is comprised of lawyers from our offices nationwide, regularly advises employers and other plan sponsors on the myriad benefits issues that arise in the...more

Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Marriage Laws: Approval of Washington Marriage Equality Act and Impact on Employee Benefits

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Nov. 6, 2012, Washington voters approved same-sex marriage in Washington state. This advisory explains the impact of this new law on employee benefit plans and procedures, and revisits the treatment of employee benefits...more

Government Relations and Lobbying Insight: 2012 Election Preview.

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Though the top two elections on the ballot are not particularly dramatic, with both President Obama and Sen. Amy Klobuchar holding significant statewide leads, 2012 still brings an intriguing election to Minnesota. The race...more

Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Marriage Laws in Washington: Marriage Equality Act and Employee Benefits

On Feb. 13, 2012, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed SB 6239 legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state. SB 6239 is often referred to as the Marriage Equality Act, and builds on the foundations set by the “everything but...more

Valentine’s Day Is A Popular Day To Get Engaged

by Howard Ankin on

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged and this year both heterosexual and homosexual couples will be able to plan for a licensed happily-ever-after event due to the Illinois Religious...more

Damage from medical malpractise-Quantification

by Flavio Stella on

The quantification of damage from medical malpractice...more

Privacy

PRIVACY >> UNLOW PROCCESSING <<

by Flavio Stella on

Privacy -- unlaw processing -- active subjects --...more

Whether in Tennessee, children born-out-of-wedlock are entitled to recover all, some or none of the proceeds of a life insurance...

by Charla Lenz on

Whether in Tennessee, children born-out-of-wedlock are entitled to recover all, some or none of the proceeds of a life insurance policy for a deceased parent. Must the child be listed as an intended beneficiary or may the...more

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