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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
On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more
1. Loss of Health Insurance. Upon the finalization of a divorce, a spouse is no longer legally a dependent of the other spouse and therefore cannot legally be covered as a dependent on a spouse’s health insurance policy. As a...more
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
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
Maintaining healthcare coverage for you and your children
The common system of employer sponsored health insurance can leave you scrambling for coverage after your divorce. Possibly your employer does not provide...more
Covered employers must provide paid sick leave to employees and equal health benefits to employees' life partners.
On July 1, two new ordinances went into effect in Philadelphia; both will affect employers that contract...more
Never before has collaboration become so important in meeting the needs of high net worth clients. Faced with so much uncertainty, the most important role of the advising team is to focus on what they can help the client...more
As a general rule, one assumes no personal liability when one becomes a trust beneficiary. There are some exceptions, however. Charles E. Rounds, Jr. explains in Section 5.6 of Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook (2012)....more
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
Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Oral Argument Calendar [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in eight civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are...
Last week’s blog post set forth a scenario for using life insurance in divorce and the possible option of universal life insurance to meet the husband and wife’s needs. As a result of that post, I got several comments from...more
Life insurance plays a very important part in family law matters. One of the most typical uses for life insurance is to secure support obligations, especially child support. In other words, the life insurance benefit, after...more
If you are like most people who are getting divorced, or who have just gone through divorce, you no longer want your ex-spouse to be the beneficiary of your estate or to put your child(ren)in a position to be disinherited if...more
Late Friday, the Maryland House of Delegates, in a close vote, passed a same-sex marriage bill, which will now be forwarded to the State Senate. If passed by the Senate, Gov. O’Malley will sign it, and Maryland will join a...more
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
New York employers are now required under recently effective amendments to the New York State Tax Law to report the availability of dependent health care coverage to employees when filing mandatory quarterly wage and new hire...more
The quantification of damage from medical malpractice...more
Privacy -- unlaw processing -- active subjects --...more
On June 1, 2011, Illinois began recognizing civil unions in accordance with the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (the “Act”). The Act’s purpose is to allow same-sex and heterosexual couples to enter...more
Illinois recently made news when it legalized civil unions beginning June 1, 2011. Because civil union partners will have the same rights as spouses under state law, many religious organizations’ benefit plans could be...more
4Quarterly is newsletter for matters of interest to you as an individual - this issue covers changes do the demerit points system, the amendments to Residential Tenancy Laws, the insurance fallout from the Queensland floods...more
Presentazione di Nicola C. Salerno a Bologna (11 Febbraio 2011):
- proiezioni della spesa sanitaria,
- riforma federalista in sanità,
- regolazione e finanziamento multipillar.
Università di Bologna,...more
The recent legalization of civil unions in Illinois raises implications for employee benefit plans. Employers should take action now to prepare for requests for benefit coverage from employees planning to enter to a civil...more
Now is the time to assess your financial and family fitness for 2011. Plan to make forward progress in all areas by conducting a fitness checkup in five key areas. Take the time to review your credit report, set a budget,...more
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