SAME-SEX HEALTH BENEFITS AND DISCRIMINATION

June 17, 2014

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Human Rights Commission (HRC) Executive Director Sharon Ortiz have released a joint letter to Washington state employers, insurance companies and benefit plan administrators regarding healthcare benefits.  The letter applies in Washington state; however, the logic may apply elsewhere, too. Read the rest of this entry »


WHAT DO THE RULINGS ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE MEAN FOR BENEFITS?

June 26, 2013

The United States Supreme Court has ruled on two same-sex marriage cases.  What do those rulings mean for employee benefits? Read the rest of this entry »


ANOTHER COURT OF APPEALS RULES IN FAVOR OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

November 11, 2011

As the nation waits to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of health care reform, another court of appeals has ruled in favor of health care reform.  Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit is that the decision was written by a conservative jurist appointed by President Reagan.  Read the rest of this entry »


Update on Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Unions

July 27, 2011

Earlier this year, this blog reported that Hawaii and Illinois had passed legislation recognizing civil unions.  Since then, Delaware and Rhode Island have also recognized civil unions and New York has recognized same-sex marriage. Read the rest of this entry »