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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...


Dec 14, 2020

More and more employers are looking to provide health insurance to contractors, franchisees, agents, and employees of other inadequately related employers under a single umbrella. They continue to bump into a near 50-year-old barrier – multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) rules. Through many a night these...


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...