We’re committed to helping our clients better understand the complex and ever-changing insurance industry. That’s why we provide free events and seminars. As a result, we have some of the most educated clients on the planet.

Through our online and in-person seminars and events, you’ll learn how to be more efficient and strategic for your organization. Soon we’ll be certified as an approved provider by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer SHRM credits through many of our training courses and webinars. Stay tuned!

We look forward to meeting you at any of the following events, or contact us to arrange a time to meet onsite. 612-347-8421 or minseminars@hayscompanies.com

To find an event or seminar for a specific location, please use the drop-down box below.


White Board Seminar Series: Risk Pool Management

Please join Hays Companies for the next chapter in our ongoing series of educational events!  In our latest seminar, you will learn how to take advantage of the misunderstood components of Health Care Reform and develop a sustainable health plan strategy through risk pool management.  After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define and identify key decisions facing organizations due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • List the macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset:  Human Capital
  • Associate historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • List why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • Apply how to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

If you are a Human Resource or Finance leader seeking to navigate through this complicated law, you will find this educational session invaluable!

Speaker: Dave Ross, Executive Vice President and Director of Underwriting Services for Hays Companies

Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Location: Westin Waltham – Eden Vale Ballroom

70 3rd Avenue

Waltham, MA 02451

Seminar details:

2:00 PM   Registration and Snacks

3:00 PM   Seminar

5:00 PM   Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Recruitment and Retention

Please join Hays Companies for the next chapter in our ongoing series of educational events!  The scope of total compensation continues to expand from offering eligible employees insurance to extending non-insurance programs to ineligibles and families. What are the tools and strategies that organizations are now implementing and what do employers need to know?

  • Why innovative employers use non-insurance offerings as a powerful enhancement to total compensation
  • Why the current industry practices for claim substitution are increasing costs and worsening outcomes
  • How reducing employee cost share reduces employer costs despite the marketplace’s suggestions to the contrary
  • How “bundling” can broaden benefits while lowering both prices and risk

If you are a HR, Benefits, Recruiting or Finance leader seeking to navigate through these complicated concepts, you will find this educational session invaluable!

Speaker: Dave Ross, Executive Vice President and Director of Underwriting Services for Hays Companies

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Location: The Westin Copley Place

Rockport/Ipswich/Harbour Meeting Rooms – 1st Floor

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02116

Seminar details:

12:00 PM   Registration and Lunch

2:00 PM   Seminar

4:00 PM   Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Enterprise Cost Containment

It is the era of advanced data-driven analytics. The staggering amount of employer information continues to increase, as does the opportunity cost of failing to use it effectively.

  • A cutting-edge, competitively advantageous approach for Risk Managers and HR Professionals with oversight of work comp, safety and health & welfare
  • Why competition for financial and human capital is driving companies to a total cost strategy
  • How good decision-making on a departmental basis is bad decision-making on an organizational basis
  • Why the marketplace is fearful of employers aggregating their data and how to exploit this

If you are a HR, Benefits, Safety or Finance leader seeking to navigate through these complicated concepts, you will find this educational session invaluable!

Speaker: Dave Ross, Executive Vice President and Director of Underwriting Services for Hays Companies

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Location: New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf

Boston, MA 02110

Seminar details:

3:00 PM   Registration and Snacks

4:00 PM   Seminar

6:00 PM   Cocktails and Dinner

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

White Board Seminar Series: Risk Pool Management

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Cedar Rapids for our seminar on Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan Strategy.

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors that are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club

550 27th Street Dr SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Pharmaceuticals

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Cedar Rapids for our seminar on Pharmaceuticals: A Plan Sponsor’s Best Friend and Worst Enemy.

Learn how to avoid costly mistakes: Most employers are aware that the pharmaceutical marketplace is evolving rapidly. However, most employers are not aware of how the changes are to their detriment.

  • Why pharma is the most profitable sector in healthcare and what it means to you
  • The mechanism that rewards doctors and hospitals for increased drug costs
  • How the chaos of drug pricing is exploited at the expense of employers and employees
  • When drugs reduce plan costs and when they don’t

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club

550 27th Street Dr SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: High Value at a Very Low Cost

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Cedar Rapids for our seminar on High Value at a Very Low Cost: New Solutions for Recruitment and Retention.

The scope of total compensation continues to expand from offering eligible employees insurance to extending non-insurance programs to ineligibles and families. What are the tools and strategies that organizations are now implementing and what do employers need to know?

  • Why innovative employers use non-insurance offerings as a powerful enhancement to total compensation
  • Why the current industry practices for claim substitution are increasing costs and worsening patient outcomes
  • How reducing employee cost share reduces employer costs despite the marketplace’s suggestions to the contrary
  • How “bundling” can broaden benefits while lowering both prices and risk

Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club

550 27th Street Dr SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Risk Pool Management

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan Strategy.

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors that are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Pharmaceuticals

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on Pharmaceuticals: A Plan Sponsor’s Best Friend and Worst Enemy.

Learn how to avoid costly mistakes: Most employers are aware that the pharmaceutical marketplace is evolving rapidly. However, most employers are not aware of how the changes are to their detriment.

  • Why pharma is the most profitable sector in healthcare and what it means to you
  • The mechanism that rewards doctors and hospitals for increased drug costs
  • How the chaos of drug pricing is exploited at the expense of employers and employees
  • When drugs reduce plan costs and when they don’t

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: High Value at a Very Low Cost

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on High Value at a Very Low Cost: New Solutions for Recruitment and Retention.

The scope of total compensation continues to expand from offering eligible employees insurance to extending non-insurance programs to ineligibles and families. What are the tools and strategies that organizations are now implementing and what do employers need to know?

  • Why innovative employers use non-insurance offerings as a powerful enhancement to total compensation
  • Why the current industry practices for claim substitution are increasing costs and worsening patient outcomes
  • How reducing employee cost share reduces employer costs despite the marketplace’s suggestions to the contrary
  • How “bundling” can broaden benefits while lowering both prices and risk

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Risk Pool Management

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan Strategy.

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors that are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: Pharmaceuticals

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on Pharmaceuticals: A Plan Sponsor’s Best Friend and Worst Enemy.

Learn how to avoid costly mistakes: Most employers are aware that the pharmaceutical marketplace is evolving rapidly. However, most employers are not aware of how the changes are to their detriment.

  • Why pharma is the most profitable sector in healthcare and what it means to you
  • The mechanism that rewards doctors and hospitals for increased drug costs
  • How the chaos of drug pricing is exploited at the expense of employers and employees
  • When drugs reduce plan costs and when they don’t

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

White Board Seminar Series: High Value at a Very Low Cost

Please join Hays Companies of Iowa in Des Moines for our seminar on High Value at a Very Low Cost: New Solutions for Recruitment and Retention.

The scope of total compensation continues to expand from offering eligible employees insurance to extending non-insurance programs to ineligibles and families. What are the tools and strategies that organizations are now implementing and what do employers need to know?

  • Why innovative employers use non-insurance offerings as a powerful enhancement to total compensation
  • Why the current industry practices for claim substitution are increasing costs and worsening patient outcomes
  • How reducing employee cost share reduces employer costs despite the marketplace’s suggestions to the contrary
  • How “bundling” can broaden benefits while lowering both prices and risk

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Dr

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Seminar details:

2:15 – 2:30 PM   Registration

2:30 – 4:30 PM   Educational seminar

4:30 – 5:30 PM   Network hour with cocktails and appetizers

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan Strategy

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors that are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Speaker: Alexander Scutro, Senior Underwriting Consultant for Hays Companies

Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Location: The Newark Club

1085 Raymond Blvd

Newark, NJ 07102

Seminar Details:

8:00 – 8:30 AM   Registration

8:30 – 10:00 AM  Seminar

This seminar has been approved for 2.0 HRCI credits, 2.0 CPE credits, or 1.0 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

2016 Educational Seminar

Please join Hays Companies for our 2016 Education Seminar. This seminar covers an employment law update for 2016:

  • Amendments to the new to the new California Sick Leave Law
  • Labor Commissioner’s expanded authority to enforce wage violations and judgments
  • Equal Pay law expansion
  • Changes to Fair Employment and Housing Act retaliation claims
  • Expansion of school activities leave
  • Plus other intrigue within the law – such as recent genetic discrimination in employment

Speaker: Erin L. McDermit, Esq. from Shuman Snyder

Date: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Location: The Fish Market

1855 S Norfolk Street

San Mateo, CA 94403

Seminar details: 

9:30 – 10:00 AM   Registration & Coffee

10:00 – 12:00 PM  Seminar (lunch is served at 11:45 AM)

12:00 – 12:30 PM  Q & A/Discussion

 

This seminar has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review so we may offer attendees 2.0 HRCI recertification credits.