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A Landmark Decision: Same Sex Marriage Legal. What Does It Mean for Employers?

By Carl Pilger

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. The landmark decision renders any state law bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and paves the way to equality for same-sex spouses in those states.

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Supreme Court Makes Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

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The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled, 5-4, that the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state.  The landmark decision renders any state law bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and paves the way to equality for same-sex spouses.

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King v. Burwell: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Government

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The wording caused an uprising, divided a House and ignited a debate that had to be settled by the nation’s highest court. After months of jockeying between the Administration, Congress and the states about the fate of the law, the Supreme Court put to rest the controversial King v. Burwell case. The decision to keep subsidies intact was announced moments ago. Those of us on the sidelines are wondering if the case was ever about upholding the law or merely a platform for political rhetoric for opponents of Obama’s controversial health care reform. What was the lawsuit all about?

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Wellness Wednesday-Regular Maintenance for Men’s Health

By Abby Bowden

Men’s bodies are incredibly complex machines that require fuel, maintenance, and repair. Routinely, cars are taken into the body shop for tune-ups, just like bodies need to be taken into the doctor for check-ups. Men must take time to schedule regular maintenance and have proper screenings to detect early stages of illness. The month of June will shed light on men’s health with National Men’s Health Week from June 15th-21st. This is the perfect opportunity to take time to focus on your bodies warning signs and symptoms the same way you pay attention to your car’s engine light. Follow these simple rules to rev-up your body!

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Increasingly popular self-funded insurance plans have pitfalls

Nicole Bradford, Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle

For organizations that do their homework, a self-funded insurance plan can be a good thing. The rising cost of health care and stipulations of the Affordable Healthcare Act have prompted more businesses to at least explore the concept of self-funding, which for a healthy company can seem ideal.

Once an option for companies with 500-plus employees, self-funded plans are under serious consideration at a smaller levels, says Eric A. Haglund, principal with Digital Benefit Advisors. Continue reading Do It Yourself

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Wednesday Wellness-Prevent Pain With Good Posture

Gone are the days that some well-meaning teacher would take their knuckle and drive it into the middle of your back and tell you to sit up straight.

The American Chiropractic Association has found that children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations.  Though a major cause of back and neck pain is kids and their backpacks, it is also our poor posture.

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