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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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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...


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...