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March 6th, 2018

Five Essential Personal Insurance Tips

At Hays, our Private Client Group works to insure protection for every lifestyle. Whether it’s Home and Auto, Directors and Officers liability, Life Insurance, Disability or Long Term Care or unique areas of risk, such as kidnap and ransom, aviation, equine, or valuable articles, we’re here to help. With expertise in the industry spanning 35 Read More

February 28th, 2018

Hays Companies Employee Benefits Presents: Upcoming Seminars in 2018

Mark your calendars! The following educational seminars have been announced for 2018. Preparing for a DOL Audit – Deb Linder, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Are you prepared for an IRS or DOL audit? In this seminar, we will review the documents and information needed to help you prepare for an audit, highlight common issues raised Read More

December 5th, 2017

Minnesota Business Magazine Feature: Cybersecurity Insurance 101

By: Brian Martucci Target. Home Depot. Yahoo. Equifax. What do they have in common? You guessed it — they’ve all experienced major data breaches that exposed tens of millions of users’ sensitive personal and/or financial data. Yahoo was actually victimized twice, each attack compromising hundreds of millions of users. (Oh, Yahoo.) Your company is vulnerable Read More

October 16th, 2017

Employee Benefits and Compliance: Annual Review and Preparing for 2018

2017 was another eventful year for Employee Benefits and Compliance: •       The House passed an ACA repeal and replace bill but the Senate failed to do so – we will discuss what this means. •       Employers and health insurance carriers went through a second round of reporting of health care offers and coverage for 2016 Read More

October 2nd, 2017

Hays Companies Research and Compliance Department ACA Bulletin

The IRS recently released the 2017 draft versions of the 1095-C, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1094-B forms for use in reporting coverage offers under the Affordable Care Act. Generally, employers will use the Form 1095-C to report offers of health plan coverage to the individual and will also use Form 1094-C, which is then provided to Read More

September 28th, 2017

Hays Companies Names Frank Bacon As National Pharmacy Consultant

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Frank Bacon has been named as a National Pharmacy Consultant within Hays Companies.  The Pharmacy Practice serves employee benefits clients to better manage the effective delivery of prescription benefits while maximizing cost efficiencies within organizations. Bacon joined Hays Companies in 2016, bringing over ten years of pharmacy experience with him. Prior to Read More

September 14th, 2017

Restaurant Risk Insights: Health Inspections

Approximately 3,000 state and local agencies are responsible for inspecting more than one million food establishments in the United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Health inspectors investigate a company’s food handling, preparation and storage procedures to ensure that food is fresh and the environment in which it is prepared is sanitary. Read More

September 13th, 2017

Tropical Storm Irma – Status and Updates

As of Monday, Irma has officially been downgraded to a tropical storm. After battering its way up Florida over the weekend, Irma has moved through Georgia and South Carolina, leaving nearly fifteen million without power as flooding and winds continue to produce damage. Currently, officials are predicting that it could take up to ten days Read More

September 11th, 2017

Hays FOCUS: Biometrics

A drop of blood can tell a lot about you. That’s good. And bad. Blood. In this age of technological and scientific breakthroughs, the most revealing medical test may come from a single drop of your blood. Every drop of the 1.5 gallons of blood that you have in your system teems with data. Not Read More

September 7th, 2017

Loss prevention tips for all your home matters provided by Hays Companies Private Client Group

The best way to minimize damage from a hurricane is to be prepared before one strikes. To help you plan and remain safe at home during these potentially deadly storms, follow these safety tips. During Hurricane Season: ·         Plan evacuation routes and designate a contact person who family members know to call once the storm Read More