Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in New York: Implications for Employee Benefit Plans

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Now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in the state of New York, employers should expect to begin seeing an increase in requests for spousal benefit coverage from employees who have legally married their same-sex partners. The new law takes effect on July 24, 2011.

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state, employers should expect to see an increase in requests for spousal benefit coverage from employees who have legally married their same-sex partners. The new law takes effect July 24, 2011.

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