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Part IV: How US v. Windsor Affects LGBT Clients: Health Insurance & Financial Planning

While the lawsuit that led the Supreme Court finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, United States v. Windsor, largely regarded tax laws related to inheritance, there were a number of additional implications the ruling had on same-sex couples across the country.


Part III: How US v. Windsor Affects LGBT Clients: Estate Planning

With the fall of Defense of Marriage Act, a lot has changed in the U.S. for same-sex couples.


Part II: How US v. Windsor Affects LGBT Clients – Retirement Savings

Same-sex couples whose marital status changed under the historic United States v. Windsor Supreme Court ruling have had a lot to consider over the last year. Here are a few aspects of the financial planning landscape that have changed after the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act:


LGBT Community Has Great Financial Needs

Insurance agents and financial planners would do well to work to meet the financial demands of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, which typically has a higher median income than the general population but overwhelmingly rates their experience in the U.S. financial industry as poor. In fact, a recent Prudential survey found that 63 percent of LGBT Americans give the industry’s attention to their community a poor rating.