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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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Jun 1, 2020

It’s not often the government more or less invites employers to break the rules, and simultaneously grants amnesty for past violations, but that’s just what the IRS is doing in 2020 for cafeteria plan coverage changes. Well, sort of.

In this special bonus episode, Ed and Scott explore how the IRS is changing the...


May 4, 2020

As employers begin reopening their worksite doors to their employees, some find ACA employer mandate challenges coming through the door as well. These issues are forcing employers to revisit and reevaluate, in ways they’ve never before encountered on this scale, how that mandate operates and what it requires. 

In our...


Apr 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act was passed to give businesses big and small, along with their employees, a package of lifelines to get through our current unprecedented times. In this shelter-in-place episode, Ed and Scott analyze the potpourri of relief the CARES Act offers employers...


Mar 30, 2020

In a time when we are all trying to figure out how to best care for ourselves and our families, how concerned should employers be with playing by the rules governing their benefits plans? When is it appropriate to take liberties? What are the risks? Will anyone care?

This special shelter-in-place episode of ERISA is a...


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...