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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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Apr 12, 2021

When it rains it pours…and whoa, is it raining this year! Not since…well, ever…have benefits plan sponsors seen a year like 2021, not just in terms of the decisions they need to make and things they must do now, but also in terms of what they must be thinking about, planning for and negotiating now, for next year.

Join Ed and Scott from the eye of the storm as they catalog the deluge of major compliance obligations pummeling plan sponsors this year and lurking just around the corner for next, and answer the key questions:

  • Should Ed see a doctor about his caffeine intake?
  • What must sponsors do this year about cafeteria plan accommodations, outbreak period guidance, COBRA subsidies and more?
  • If Scott is elbows-deep in the sausage making in D.C., does that make him “Mr. Sausage”?
  • What’s on the agenda for 2022 that sponsors need to be thinking about right now? (Hint: It’s a )
  • If Ed loses his house to Scott, and Scott loses his to Ed, will Ed be happy away from the mountains? How will Scott, his wife, four kids and a dog fare in Ed’s humble cabin?