We’ve already reported on P.L. 2006, c. 103, codified at N.J.S.A. 37:1-28 which permits same-sex couples to enter into legally sanctioned unions. The new law requires that civil union couples are to be provided “the same benefits as married couples with respect to workers’ compensation benefits including but not limited to survivors benefits and payment of back wages.” As required by this provision, dependency benefits under N.J.S.A. 34:15-13 are to be provided to same-sex survivors of a civil union.
Tompkins presented a seminar to Gallagher Bassett Services at the Parsippany, New Jersey location on the recent changes to the administration of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Attorney Gregory Lois, of the Tompkins workers’ compensation department led a discussion with the claims professionals at Gallagher.