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August 15th, 2017

Hays Companies Placed in Top 25 in The 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business List

Business Insurance ranked Hays Companies, a consultancy firm specializing in risk management, insurance, and employee benefits, #23 among the 100 largest insurance brokers in the United States. The list, which is compiled annually, measures the total brokerage revenues for all U.S. based clients in the previous calendar year. Hays Companies’ 2016 brokerage revenues of $193,400,000 were up Read More

July 13th, 2017

Hays Companies of Wisconsin Named One of the Top Workplaces

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been named as one of Wisconsin’s Top Workplaces by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for the seventh year in a row. In 2017, there were 1,350 companies invited by the Journal Sentinel to participate in the survey. Employees of the surveyed companies were asked questions revolving around how the employees felt Read More

July 10th, 2017

2018 ACA Safe Harbor Percentages Will Decrease

As the Hays Research and Compliance team plans ahead, we want to inform our clients that there will be safe harbor changes to consider for 2018. The affordability percentage, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for 2018 will be 9.56%, a decrease from the 2017 safe harbor percentage of 9.69 %. Overview On May 5, Read More

June 15th, 2017

Take Back Our Roads: Tips to Prevent Distracted Driving

Pandora. GPS. Radio Commercials. Drinking Coffee. Talking to your kids in the backseat. Even if you’re not texting behind the wheel, chances are high that something happens while you’re driving that prevents you from giving the road your full attention. And while most of these activities seem fairly innocent, taking only a second or two to Read More

June 5th, 2017

Hays Financial Group Welcomes James Miley as Vice President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – James Miley has joined the Hays Financial Group as a Vice President. A division of Hays Companies, Hays Financial Group provides investment, wealth management, and fiduciary services on behalf of their clients. Miley brings with him 10+ years of experience in wealth management with a focus on corporate retirement planning, which was accrued Read More

May 12th, 2017

2018 ACA Out-Of-Pocket Maximums and Health Savings Account Limits

As the Hays Research and Compliance team plans ahead, we want to inform our clients that there will be two plan design changes to consider for 2018: Affordable Care Act out-of-pocket maximum dollar limits, and, High Deductible Health Plan limits.   Affordable Care Act Out-Of-Pocket Maximum Dollar Limits Last December, the U.S. Department of Health Read More

April 17th, 2017

Hubbard Broadcasting: Lowering Healthcare Costs

Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. is a family-owned and operated broadcasting company with 10 television stations, 43 radio stations, and a national cable and satellite entertainment channel. View the full story on how Hays Companies helps Hubbard make data driven decisions that helped implement effective and efficient healthcare plans and how Hays Companies supports Hubbard’s continued growth Read More

March 15th, 2017

How Can EventGuard Protect Your Events?

As Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” – which is why Hays Companies created EventGuard, our event cancellation program, to help protect your important events from unexpected losses. EventGuard provides valuable coverage for lost revenue and expenses incurred from a delay or cancelation of an event. Whether you are planning Read More

February 23rd, 2017

Brian Whinnery named a “2017 Young Gun”

Brian Whinnery, director of Hays Financial Group at Hays Companies, has been named a “2017 Young Gun” by the National American Retirement Association (NAPA). The award recipients are recognized as the future leaders of the retirement plan advisor industry. Congratulations, Brian! To read the full article, please click here. Centered on fiduciary governance for employer Read More

February 7th, 2017

Tax Season and Fraudulent Cyber Activity

While many companies have become familiar with fraud attempts aimed at convincing employees to wire funds to criminals’ bank accounts, few are familiar with W-2 phishing scams. Like fraudulent wire transfers, criminals typically impersonate an employee in the C-suite and ask for copies of all employees’ W-2s. These W-2s are then used to file fraudulent Read More