Managing the Ripple Effect: Same-Sex Marriage Recognition and Employee Benefits Administration

June 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26th, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on same-sex marriage, making them recognized in all 50 states. The ripple effect of this decision is broad reaching. Our first thought was, how will this impact our clients?


When states started expanding the definition of marriage and coverage, our clients turned to us to solve their administration challenges. Fortunately our flexible proprietary platform accommodated these changes with ease. Now that same sex marriages are recognized nationwide, we anticipate the remainder of our clients will be likewise impacted with regard to their benefit plan administration.


Part of our responsibility as an online benefits administrator is to not only meet the ever-changing conditions of our marketplace, but also anticipate changes down the road. The flexibility of our system anticipated the possibility of redefining who could be covered by gender or relationship. It is this forethought that positions us now to continue to support our clients in these rapidly changing times.

 

If this ruling has an impact on you or your client’s benefit plan administration and you need assistance managing the ripple effect of this ruling, we’re here to help.  Give us a call and find out how you can Benefit From Our Experience®.

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