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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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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.

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Sep 16, 2019

Jay Kirschbaum, best-selling author of ERISA in the Raw (not a real book), joins Ed and Scott to educate them on the many kinds and complexities of direct contracting. From hospital contracting to utilizing centers of excellence and even onsite clinics, each type of direct contracting has its own benefits and...


Sep 3, 2019

What could be wrong with employers wanting to offer their employees a wellness program to encourage them to be healthier, happier people? According to the US government, A LOT! Over 20 years, federal agencies and Congress have passed wellness laws and issued regulations that are less than consistent with each...


Aug 19, 2019

In simpler times, health reimbursement arrangements, or HRAs, were furry, fluffy, friendly creatures in the benefits forest. But now …  not so much. They’re multiplying like crazy, and growing fangs and claws. In this episode, Ed and Scott track the current species of HRAs, in all their varieties.

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