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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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Mar 16, 2020

In this special episode, Ed and Scott tone things down a bit but still bring their “A” game, and plenty of hand sanitizer, to take on a serious topic … the new coronavirus, or COVID-19.  Joined by experts Pam Popp, President of Lockton Retirement Services, and Stacie Engelmann, Senior HR Consultant, this episode...


Mar 2, 2020

Depending on who you are the CORBA law could be as scary as an actual cobra (or Cobra Kai). If you’re not careful, COBRA can strike and be deadly. Okay, maybe not deadly but at the very least costly. In this episode, Edward “Venom” Fensholt and Scott “The Snake Charmer” Behrens, show you some mercy with the...


Feb 17, 2020

There is a lot of talk about "Medicare for All," but what about Medicare as we know it today? You’re probably thinking, “How hard can it be?” Well, you’re about to not only find out just how challenging it can be, but also contemplate questions like, “How long do pay the Parts B and D late enrollment penalties...


Feb 3, 2020

Can employers provide one set of benefits to one group of employees and a different set to another? Short answer: in most cases, yes indeed.

We have all sorts of laws preventing discrimination, but there are many ways employers can permissibly discriminate. Wait, what?  In this titanic episode, Ed and Scott jump...


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...