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Online Webinar: Welfare Plan Issues for Same-Sex Married Couples

  • 23 Oct 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Online Webinar


  • A member of any chapter of the WP&BC in good standing.

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Welfare Plan Issues for Same-Sex Married Couples:
The Impact of Windsor and Obergefell


In the face of varied state regulation, employers are unsure of how to track and address issues arising from employees' family relationships. This webinar, presented by Howard Bye-Torre of Stoel Rives LLP, will provide a better understanding of the impact of Windsor and Obergefell on Health and Welfare Plans.

This informative presentation will cover:
  • The impact of Windsor on Health & Welfare Plans
  • The impact of Obergefell on Health & Welfare Plans
  • Spouse and marriage under federal law
  • Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
  • Same-Sex marriage After DOMA
  • Overview of Obergefell v. Hodges
  • Post-Windsor: Cafeteria Plans (Code § 125), Health FSAs, DCAPs, HRAs and HSAs, HIPAA, FMLA
  • Frequently asked questions

About Our Presenter

Howard Bye-Torre is Of Counsel with
Stoel Rives LLP in Seattle. His practice focuses on assisting clients with employee benefit matters relating to cafeteria, health and other welfare plans. Howard writes and speaks extensively on federal health care reform, HIPAA, COBRA, Medicare Part D, Medicare Second Payer, wellness programs, same-sex marriage and domestic partner issues, ERISA, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal law benefit topics. In addition to his work with ERISA plans, he has extensive experience with governmental and church plans.

Previously, Howard was senior editor at the Employee Benefits Institute of America, Inc. (2007), and equity shareholder with Cox Smith Incorporated (1985-2007).


The webinar will provide continuing education credits for  for ASPPA, NIPA, JBEA, ERPA, MCLE CA,
CPA CE for CA and OR.

Members are $35, Nonmembers are $50.

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