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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

September 7th, 2017

Hurricane Preparation and the Aftermath

With the widespread devastation of Hurricane Harvey only just being fully understood and the catastrophic threat of Hurricane Irma hanging over the Florida coast, our thoughts are with those whose lives have been affected by these unprecedented storms. Once the fear and worry caused for those directly in the path of destruction has subsided, what Read More

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