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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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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...

Apr 15, 2019

As the universal healthcare rhetoric heats up on Capitol Hill, it’s time someone asks, “What does ‘Medicare for all’  actually mean?” Ed and Scott discuss how a single-payer system could impact the patient, employers, health plans and even the doctor.

In this episode Ed’s “angry old man” persona makes an...

Apr 1, 2019

Is that the wilderness calling? In this episode, Ed talks wilderness therapy with Rory Kane Akers, J.D., former senior investigator for the DOL - Employee Benefits Security Administration. The two adventure deep into the backcountry of wilderness therapy and its potential impact on employer group health plans.

  • What is...