September 5th, 2013 | Comments Off on Same-Sex Marriage and ERISA Covered Benefit plans

In Cozen O’Connor v. Tobbits, a ruling made in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that a deceased employees same-sex spouse is entitled to receive death benefits under the employer’s ERISA qualified plan, even though the Pennsylvania’s state law invalidates such marriages.

The entire post is here: Same Sex Marriages and Erisa Covered Benefit Plans.