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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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Oct 18, 2021

Poison – the rock band, not the substance – reminded us that every rose has its thorns, and that's certainly true when it comes to telemedicine. Telemed brings primary care and so much more, like substance use treatment and even physical therapy, into the virtual age. It offers unprecedented convenience to patients,...


Oct 4, 2021

Federal regulators seem to have little hesitancy in asking employer group health plan sponsors to do the near impossible. The near-impossible dream du jour requires employers to certify that their plans comply with mental health parity non-quantitative limitations, or NQTLs. In this episode, Scott and Ed welcome...


Sep 20, 2021

With the COVID-19 delta variant on the rampage, the federal government and many private employers are ramping up vaccination campaigns. Statistics show the unvaccinated are 11 times more likely than the vaccinated to die from the virus. The feds are poised to mandate vaccinations outright for employees of many private...


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...