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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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Jul 22, 2019

After 10 episodes, Ed and Scott finally address the elephant in the room: ERISA … and why it should be your friend. We’ve discussed how it applies to everything from wilderness therapy to specialty drugs but what exactly is ERISA? Well, it’s an acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, but it applies to so much more than retirement plans.

  • What employer-sponsored health and welfare benefits does ERISA apply to?
  • When ERISA does apply, what does it require? (This question may or may not be a loaded one.)
  • What on earth does ERISA have to do with Ed’s wife, bread or grilled cheese?
  • What is the “crown jewel” of ERISA, and why should employers care?
  • What does it take to reach your own moment of ERISA zen?
  • What other laws are “parked in the ERISA garage?”
  • Is Scott’s mom proud of him?
  • And more.