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Joanne Youn Comments on Implications of DOMA Ruling for Employers

June 26, 2013, Employee Benefit News

Employee Benefit News spoke with Joanne C. Youn regarding the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and what implications it could have on employers' administration of employee benefits. For the complete article, please visit Employee Benefit News' website.

Excerpt taken from the article.

Since DOMA's been struck down, health coverage for same-sex partners will no longer be a taxable benefit under federal tax law. One of the important questions is whether the decision will have retroactive implications. "A lot of employers have structured their payroll taxes and benefit plan side of things in accordance with DOMA and will now need to think through what their reactions will be," says Joanne Youn, an employee benefits attorney at Caplin & Drysdale.



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