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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/19/2013

TSP to begin recognizing same-sex marriages

Spousal rights in retirement savings plan for federal workers will depend on “jurisdiction of celebration.“

By Eric Yoder  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, rights of spouses, same sex marriage, Thrift Savings Plan, TSP

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013

DOMA decision triggers federal retirement policy changes

Federal retirees now may provide survivor benefits to same-sex spouses but at a cost.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, federal employees, federal retirement, survivor benefits

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013

TSP reviewing spousal rights in light of DOMA ruling

The 401(k)-style program for federal employees is one among many potentially affected by the Supreme Court’s decision last week.

By Eric Yoder  |  08:02 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, Federal benefits, federal employees, spouses, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Same-sex spouses of federal employees could benefit under high court ruling

Supreme Court decision in Defense of Marriage Act case could open door to expanding health, survivor annuity benefits, but some questions remain.

By Eric Yoder  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CSRS, defense of marriage act, Federal benefits, FEHBP, FERS

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Key federal employee benefits at stake in DOMA case

Most of public supports extending benefits to same-sex marriages but Supreme Court ruling will set the course.

By Eric Yoder  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act, doma, Federal benefits, same sex marriage