March 31 was the first deadline relating to the IRS reporting of the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a quiet April was likely a welcome relief.
From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates have changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits.
Check out the latest updates on same-sex souse benefits from the IRS and the process that goes along with making refund claims or internal adjustments of FICA and FIT that was withheld or paid in connection with same-sex spouse benefits.
Details continue to emerge on how the federal government will implement the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that part of DOMA. Read it all here…
What employers must change regarding employee benefits for same-sex marriages.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. Read full article…
Ruling extends pretax treatment to same-sex spouses’ health insurance coverage in all 50 states
Benefits managers and employers start to worry about how to adjust benefit plans after DOMA ruling. Here’s 10 tips to help you better understand the direction in which you should be going.
The Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act is being hailed as a huge victory for same-sex couples, but the ruling makes benefits administration for employers even more complicated than before.
Employers will need to consider carefully the scope of the decision and various issues relating to the implementation and effective date of the decision with regard to these issues.