Tag Archives: Employee-Benefits

How to Avoid Costly Beneficiary Designation Litigation – Helpful Hints for All Benefit Plans

When administering an employee benefits plan, it is critically important to provide clear and specific instructions as to how a participant can designate a beneficiary. A recent federal district court opinion in Florida demonstrates the potential pitfalls that plan administrators may face with respect to disputes over beneficiary status and provides guidance as to how administrators … Continue reading this entry

IRS Clarifies Taxability of Employee Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples throughout the country celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision in US v. Windsor not only because it in many ways validated their relationships but also because it promised tangible tax and other financial relief afforded to married couples from which they had previously been excluded. But the decision, decided in the middle of the … Continue reading this entry