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If employee benefits compliance doesn't sound fun to you, then you haven't listened to ERISA is a friend of minea podcast hosted by the Compliance Services professionals from Lockton. Join hosts Edward Fensholt, J.D., director of Compliance Services, and Scott Behrens, J.D., director of Government Relations, to learn the intricacies of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other employee benefits laws, one hilarious topic at a time. 

 

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Jan 21, 2020

We’ve come a long way from the days of itinerant purveyors of elixirs like “Dr. Good’s Cough Syrup and Hair Loss Tonic,” riddled with ingredients like mercury and opium. But how much more discerning are we today?

In the first episode of the new decade (and new season), Ed and Scott discuss the latest medical...


Dec 20, 2019

The crew returns to the studio for a special holiday bonus episode! Ed and Scott breakdown the employee benefit implications of Congress’ year-end budget bill, what it includes and what’s missing, and what it all means for employers.  This special episode walks listeners quickly through the package – complete...


Oct 28, 2019

It’s the final countdown! In part two of the last episode of the season, the guys really take flight on determining whether an employee is considered full-time under the ACA employer mandate. They explore measurement periods, who should get a coverage offer for the next plan year, and how long employers have to offer...


Oct 14, 2019

If you wish the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate would just fade away, you’re not alone. But the mandate appears as entrenched as ever, and employers still struggle to understand its many requirements. Listen as Ed and Scott get into the basics of the employer mandate and its potentially nuclear penalties in...


Sep 30, 2019

If you’re listening to this podcast you might be a medical plan fiduciary … and there are a few things you need to know. Medical plan fiduciaries face a small, but significant, risk of litigation related to their plan’s administration, and related to what the fiduciaries should be doing but often aren’t.

In this...