Alert July 09, 2013

Employee Benefits Update - DOMA’s Demise in Supreme Court’s Windsor Decision Affects Employee Benefits

Goodwin Procter issued a client alert that examines the implications for retirement, health and other employee benefit plans of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Windsor case that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.  The client alert identifies some steps employers should consider taking to ascertain and address the impact the Windsor decision will have on their employee benefit arrangements while awaiting guidance from the relevant federal agencies.