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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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Nov 30, 2020

Eight years ago, the Supreme Court barely upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, justifying the mandate’s penalty as a tax. Fast forward to 2020, and the Supreme Court is again deciding the fate of the individual mandate and, with it, the ACA as a whole. What is it precisely...


Nov 16, 2020

Prescription drug costs, particularly for specialty drugs, pose a significant financial threat to employer group health plans. But what if those group plans could “clip” manufacturer coupons given to plan members to reduce the plan’s payment?  A new solution, drug coupon maximization programs, can generate...


Nov 2, 2020

It’s election day eve and healthcare remains a priority as America votes in 2020. We may not know exactly which horse will win the race, but thanks to Scott’s time on The Hill we have a pretty good idea of how health care policy could play out, no matter who comes out on top at the polls.

Both parties promise...


Oct 19, 2020

Surprise medical bills are a well-known problem within the U.S. healthcare system, but a few bad actors are playing an even more sinister trick on healthcare consumers and employer group plans.  Scott and Ed welcome Jennifer Hill, Senior Clinical Consultant from the Lockton Dunning team, to the podcast this week to...


Oct 5, 2020

More than 50 years after Title VII barred discrimination for a multitude of reasons, including sex, a new Supreme Court ruling has shed light on the scope of the prohibition on sex-based discrimination: Does it extend to a person's sexual orientation and even sexual identity? If so, how does the ruling...