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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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Aug 5, 2019

Prescription drug costs are a key concern for many plan sponsors, so much so that some are looking across the border to ease the financial burden. Ed and Scott welcome Lisa Carlson back to the podcast to discuss the legalities of bringing in drugs from another country...prescription drugs that is.

  • Why would an employer...

Jul 22, 2019

After 10 episodes, Ed and Scott finally address the elephant in the room: ERISA … and why it should be your friend. We’ve discussed how it applies to everything from wilderness therapy to specialty drugs but what exactly is ERISA? Well, it’s an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, but...

Jul 8, 2019

In the first episode of season two, Ed and Scott welcome their retirement compliance counterpart, Sam Henson, J.D., to the podcast. Sam introduces the guys to “ERISA hell,” or the application of ERISA to 401(k) plans. This one is not for the faint of heart.

  • What are the most common 401(k) plan mistakes?
  • If you find...

May 13, 2019

In our last episode of season one, Ed jumps into the conversation a bit prematurely but that doesn’t stop Scott from giving him the business about surprise medical bills. Much to Ed’s dismay, he learns that apparently, whether or not you know how much your medical bill is going to be, you are still supposed to...

Apr 29, 2019

Drugs are expensive... especially the legal ones that keep many of us alive and in good health. With new specialty drugs in both the market and the pipeline, and mountains of cash changing hands as rebates between drug makers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), an employer’s ability to understand – much...