Posts Categorized: Court Cases

Second Circuit Strikes DOMA

in Court Cases, Health Benefits

Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional. It’s unclear how this currently would affect employers residing in the Second Circuit. Employers should review the domestic partner and same gender marriage rules for their health plans and other benefit plans. Link for Court Decision

What’s Next After the Supreme Court Decision

in Affordable Care Act, Court Cases

We have drafted an article on the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, along with the next steps for employers. Our article is published on the Corporate Compliance Insights website, at the following address:

Teleconference – Planning for 2013

in Court Cases, Health Benefits, Welfare Benefits

Please note our health and welfare compliance session for 2013. We will be discussing the Supreme Court case and other issues relevant to planning for the 2013 plan year. You can sign up on the KT website under the Knowledge Center and Events, or by using the following specific web address. 2013 Health and Welfare Planning : ACA Implementation Continues

Supreme Court Recap

in Affordable Care Act, Court Cases

As I reported earlier this morning, the US Supreme Court voted to uphold the entire Affordable Care Act. A few weeks ago, I reported that I thought the vote would be 6-3, but the vote was a much closer 5-4 decision, and the legal basis of the decision was different than expected. The key items from the ruling are as follows: Individual Mandate: On a 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts joins Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to hold that the mandate is constitutional under Congresses taxing power. In essence, if someone refuses to purchase… Continue Reading

ACA Upheld

in Affordable Care Act, Court Cases

There are conflicting reports but here is where things appear to stand right now: The full opinion is not yet released. The individual mandate is constitutional as a tax. This likely means the entire ACA is upheld. More to follow…….