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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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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...


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...


Mar 29, 2021

The recent American Rescue Plan (ARP) resurrected an old nemesis for employers: Employer-fronted, taxpayer-reimbursed COBRA subsidies. These subsidies, available from April through September of this year, are available to individuals who lost employer-based coverage due to a reduction in work hours or involuntary...


Mar 8, 2021

Employer group health plan sponsors are already choking on skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and now states are adding insult to injury. But wait, doesn’t ERISA’s thick shield of preemption deflect state laws that directly or even indirectly affect ERISA plans? What happens when states boldly go to bat...