Do self-funded plans have the right to deny same-sex benefits?

03/31/2014 | Seattle Times, The

O'Reilly Auto Parts says it will provide benefits to same-sex couples in states where same-sex marriage is legal after an agreement with Washington's attorney general. The company initially declined to extend the benefits, contending that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act trumps state law, a legal question that courts may have to decide, experts say.

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