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A former podcast from Lockton’s ERISA Compliance Consulting team 

You’ve reached the home of ERISA is a Friend of Mine, an informal and informational podcast series that Lockton’s ERISA Compliance Consulting team produced from 2019 to 2022. Scroll down to view and listen to any of the podcast episodes. NOTE: These podcasts have not been updated since their publication dates.

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Oct 28, 2019

It’s the final countdown! In part two of the last episode of the season, the guys really take flight on determining whether an employee is considered full-time under the ACA employer mandate. They explore measurement periods, who should get a coverage offer for the next plan year, and how long employers have to offer it before IRS penalties kick in.

  • How’s the new dog, Jimmy? (Don’t ask Ed’s wife.)
  • How can employers determine which employees have ACA full-time status?
  • Do paid vacation and leave count in calculating an employee’s hours of service? (Yes.)
  • Can Ed pronounce “extrapolates” correctly? (No.)
  • How is earning full-time employee status like earning frequent flyer miles?
  • What are the different measurement periods, and when should employers use them?
  • Can we wrap this up and head to happy hour already?

Remain calm - helpful charts are available through your Lockton account service team. We’ll see you again for season three, beginning in January 2020.