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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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Jan 8, 2021

Whoa, Nellie! What was THAT that just happened in Georgia? The Democrats — not to their surprise but to the surprise of some others — have captured the two U.S. Senate seats for Georgia in special run-off elections, and that changes everything in Washington, at least for the next two years. But does everything include federal healthcare policy? Ed and Scott sit down the afternoon following the election, while the Capitol building is under siege, and ponder:

  • How exactly do the Democrats control the Senate when they and the GOP both have 50 seats?
  • President-elect Biden’s campaign platform included major healthcare policy items … where do they fall now, in his policy batting order?
  • Why doesn’t majority control of the Senate give the Democrats carte blanche on major health reform initiatives?
  • Should Scott be sweating out potential tax reform as an uber-high wage earner?
  • Is Medicare for All in the potential cards, or not so much? Scott goes ”on the record” with his answer! Take it to the bank, EIAFOM peeps!