Know Your Rights: Marriage Equality and Retirement Benefits

After the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of United States v. Windsor, the federal government was required to recognize all legal marriages, including those of same-sex couples. Since that ruling, most employer-sponsored retirement benefit plans have recognized same-sex spouses as legal spouses who are eligible for a share of all retirement benefits or to act as a beneficiary. Therefore, all retirement plans through private employers should already be recognizing same-sex spouses and … [Read more...]