Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in All 50 States: So What Now?

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will provide a description of timely issues relating to the provision of benefits to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, most benefit plans will treat same-sex spouses equally to opposite-sex spouses. But several tricky issues still remain. You will learn:

·         The various types of legal recognition of same-sex relationships and the states in which
          such relationships receive recognition. 

·         The impact and scope of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling legalizing same-sex
          marriage in all 50 states.   

·         The best practices and market trends for benefit plans with respect to coverage of same-sex partners
          and understand the tax and payroll consequences of any such coverage. 

·         About the upcoming changes to the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index,
          which ranks the LGBT diversity policies of employers. 

·         About the future of unmarried partner benefits and whether employers will or should begin
         dropping such benefits.