Lockton supplies its People Solutions clients with extensive compliance-related support for employee benefits issues arising under ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, the Internal Revenue Code and other select federal and state statutes and regulations, including the Affordable Care Act. Lockton clients have come to know the team of attorneys as timely and reliable experts who help navigate the increasingly complex benefits landscape through interpretation of legislative guidance, minimizing risk of non-compliance, and integrating with overall total rewards and benefits strategies.


ERISA Compliance Consulting

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A team of benefits experts in your company’s corner

Lockton provides its People Solutions clients with extensive compliance-related support for employee benefits issues arising under ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and other select federal and state regulations. The attorneys, analysts, and former Department of Labor investigators who make up the ERISA Compliance Consulting team are timely and reliable specialists, helping clients navigate the complex employee benefits landscape by interpreting legislative guidance, reducing risks of non-compliance penalties, and integrating with overall total rewards and benefits strategies.

What we provide our clients

ERISA Compliance Consulting offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Analysis and advice on compliance issues related to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, the Tax Code, ACA, and various other federal and state laws.

  • Guidance on federal employment discrimination laws as they apply to employee health and welfare benefits, including group health plans.

  • A wide variety of tools clients can use to stay updated and in compliance, including compliance calendars, checklists, grids and other materials.

  • Timely and topical alerts, white papers, and webcasts that keep clients informed of the latest changes in employee benefits rules and regulations.

  • Consultation and facilitation of plan document preparation, amendments and restatements, including those related to wrap and cafeteria plans, summary plan descriptions and ancillary plan documents.

  • Simulated Department of Labor investigations, and medical plan and cafeteria plan compliance checkups.

  • Expertise on evolving transparency requirements for employer healthcare plans, including mandates under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) such as prescription drug reporting (RxDC) and gag clause prohibition compliance.

  • Extensive knowledge on areas of emerging focus, including fiduciary duties and mental health parity (MHPAEA).

  • Practical expertise regarding account-based plans and individual accounts, including health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs).

  • Proven history of successfully assisting clients by reducing government-imposed fines and penalties.

While the team does not provide legal advice, it does provide Lockton clients with direct access to the same assigned legal professionals who provide hands-on, white-glove service.

Compliance Consulting alerts and insights


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“The compliance team always educates with a common-sense approach. They use language that is easy to grasp and understand, regardless of the familiarity of the group with the topic of discussion.”
- HR vice president, healthcare insurance provider
“The Lockton team always has compliance in their back pocket when we're discussing solutions and changes. They are very knowledgeable at explaining, in greater detail how important the various aspects of compliance are to the decision we're contemplating.”
- Director of benefits and HR operations, public school district
“The ongoing support, newsletters and email alerts are extremely helpful in keeping us informed of changes and meeting compliance deadlines.”
- Director of employee benefits, technology company

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