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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 21, 2021

Hey everybody, the IRS is a little late to ARPA COBRA subsidy party, but it brought tacos! In this season-ending episode of ERISA is a friend of mine, Ed and Scott take us page-by-page through the IRS’s 41 pages of 86 FAQs on how the ARPA COBRA subsidy works. Well, not really … they break it down a little more...


Jun 7, 2021

More and more employers are turning to “voluntary benefits” to supplement their traditional group offerings, but what does the term voluntary benefits really mean? Aren’t all benefits “voluntary”?

Join host Scott Behrens and his trusty sidekick (at least for this episode) Ed Fensholt as they explain why some...


May 24, 2021

There's a near $3 billion pot o' gold up for grabs for employers (and their employees) who purchased Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance policies or used BCBS to administer claims under self-funded plans between 2008 and 2020. But before you begin making retirement plans, understand that nobody – except maybe...


May 10, 2021

Almost 75 years ago, Jackie Robinson became one of major league baseball’s greatest players, but only because he was given a chance to play. In the substantially nondiverse world of employee benefits insurance and brokerage, minority-owned businesses simply want an opportunity to play.

In this compelling episode of...


Apr 26, 2021

With all the new benefits compliance challenges employers face this year, Ed and Scott take something of a breather to revisit an old friend. Corporate wellness programs are now fully entrenched in corporate America, still operating under the venerable HIPAA and Affordable Care Act rules that employers came to grips...