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.


An Employer’s Guide to Health Plan Funding & Catastrophic Claims Management

Employers have a variety of funding options available for employee health plans including purchasing fully-insured medical plans, self-funded medical plans with no insurance at all, and everything in between. What are the differences between the funding mechanisms for health plans and what do employers need to know, especially in light of the changes associated with Health Care Reform? Whether you offer a fully-insured or self-funded health plan, you will find this seminar to be extremely informative! This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Health Care Reform guidelines and how costs differ between fully-insured and self-funded medical plans
  • Selecting appropriate stop-loss coverage to limit risk and improve plan cash flow
  • How to realize the full potential and flexibility of a self-funded offering
  • The mechanics of catastrophic claim activity and approaches to minimize high-cost claimants
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Capital Grille Perimeter

94 Perimeter Center West

Dunwoody, GA 30346

Session Details:

1:45pm- 2:00pm     Registration

2:00pm – 4:15pm    Session Course

4:15pm – 6:00pm    Networking/ Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres and iPad Prize Drawing

RSVP:

by email: tclausen@hayscompanies.com 

or phone: 404-450-8809

This free session has been approved for up to 2.0 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board of Public Accountancy.

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ruth’s Chris Alpharetta

11655 Haynes Bridge Road

Alpharetta, GA 30009

Session Details:

1:45pm – 2:00pm     Registration

2:00pm – 4:15pm     Session Course

4:15pm – 6:00pm     Networking/ Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres and iPad Prize Drawing

RSVP:

by email: tclausen@hayscompanies.com 

or phone: 404-450-8809

This free session has been approved for up to 2.0 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board of Public Accountancy.

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Georgian Club

100 Galleria Parkway, Suite #1700

Atlanta, GA 30339

Session Details:

1:45pm – 2:00pm     Registration

2:00pm – 4:15pm     Session Course

4:15pm – 6:00pm     Networking/ Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres and iPad Prize Drawing

RSVP:

by email: tclausen@hayscompanies.com 

or phone: 404-450-8809

This free session has been approved for up to 2.0 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board of Public Accountancy.

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Way

Putnam Premium Club

Foxboro, MA 02035

Session Details:

2:30pm – 3:00pm     Registration

3:00pm – 3:45pm     Part One

3:45pm – 4:00pm     Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm     Part Two

4:45pm – 5:00pm     Q & A

5:00pm – 6:00pm     Reception

 

This program has been approved for 2.0 strategic or general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board or Public Accounting.

Exploring the Myths and Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Seaport Hotel

200 Seaport Blvd

Boston, MA 02210

Session Details:

2:30pm – 3:00pm     Registration

3:00pm – 3:45pm     Part One

3:45pm – 4:00pm     Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm     Part Two

4:45pm – 5:00pm     Q & A

5:00pm – 6:00pm     Reception

 

This program has been approved for 2.0 strategic or general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board or Public Accounting.

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Burlington Marriott

One Burlington Mall Road

Burlington, MA 01803

Session Details:

2:30pm – 3:00pm     Registration

3:00pm – 3:45pm     Part One

3:45pm – 4:00pm     Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm     Part Two

4:45pm – 5:00pm     Q & A

5:00pm – 6:00pm     Reception

 

This program has been approved for 2.0 strategic or general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and 2.0 CPE credit hours for CPAs through your State Board or Public Accounting.

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism, and Wellness Programs Can and Can’t Improve Your Health Plan

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both budget and cultural imperatives. Decision makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the orgnization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high deductible health plans HDHPs) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? These questions along with the following key discussion points will be addressed:

• The mechanisms of health plan economics for both HR and Finance professionals
• Plan design relationship to total cost and how this should guide overall health plan strategy
• Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer driven health plans
• The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
• The dynamics of participation and outcomes-based wellness initiatives and ROI

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Northwood Country Club
6524 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

Session Details:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Health Plan Economics & Consumerism

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Dynamics of Successful Wellness Initiatives

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Enterprise Cost Containment

 

It’s the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare. The volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will highlight the very cutting edge of health information analytics and data driven strategies for risk managers, financial, and non-financial stakeholders. Furthermore, this presentation will address:

• Who owns your health plan/workers compensation/disability data, what data is available and why it matters

• Why progressive organizations are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure to result in quantifiable advantages not only for the health plan but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

• Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and why good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions for the organization.

• The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line

• What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Northwood Country Club
6524 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Data Analytics & Risk Exposure

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Data Aggregation Opportunity

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn

Denver Tech Center

7675 East Union Avenue

Denver, CO 80237

Session Time:

1:30pm – 4:00pm

RSVP:

Denver@HaysCompanies.com

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn

Denver Tech Center

7675 East Union Avenue

Denver, CO 80237

Session Time:

1:30pm – 4:00pm

RSVP:

Denver@HaysCompanies.com

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club

550 27th Street Drive SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Session Details:

2:15pm – 2:30pm      Check In

2:30pm – 4:30pm      Seminar

4:30pm –                   Reception

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs.

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Location:  Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Session Details:

2:15pm – 2:30pm      Check In

2:30pm – 4:30pm      Seminar

4:30pm –                    Reception

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs.

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism, and Wellness Programs Can and Can’t Improve Your Health Plan

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both budget and cultural imperatives. Decision makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the orgnization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high deductible health plans HDHPs) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? These questions along with the following key discussion points will be addressed:

• The mechanisms of health plan economics for both HR and Finance professionals
• Plan design relationship to total cost and how this should guide overall health plan strategy
• Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer driven health plans
• The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
• The dynamics of participation and outcomes-based wellness initiatives and ROI

Presenter:  David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hilton Downtown Ft. Worth
815 Main Street, Ft. Worth TX, 76012

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Health Plan Economics & Consumerism

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Dynamics of Successful Wellness Initiatives

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Enterprise Cost Containment

It’s the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare. The volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will highlight the very cutting edge of health information analytics and data driven strategies for risk managers, financial, and non-financial stakeholders. Furthermore, this presentation will address:

• Who owns your health plan/workers compensation/disability data, what data is available and why it matters

• Why progressive organizations are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure to result in quantifiable advantages not only for the health plan but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

• Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and why good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions for the organization.

• The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line

• What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hilton Downtown Ft. Worth
815 Main Street, Ft. Worth TX, 76012

Session Details:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Data Analytics & Risk Exposure

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Data Aggregation Opportunity

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both budget and cultural imperatives. Decision makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high deductible health plans HDHPs) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? These questions along with the following key discussion points will be addressed:

• The mechanisms of health plan economics for both HR and Finance professionals
• Plan design relationship to total cost and how this should guide overall health plan strategy
• Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer driven health plans
• The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
• The dynamics of participation and outcomes-based wellness initiatives and ROI

Presenters:

David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays Companies

Melissa Tobler, RN, SVP of Clinical Strategies for Hays Companies

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Westmoor Country Club
400 S Moorland Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005

Session Details:

7:30am – 8:00am      Registration

8:00am – 10:00am    Presentation

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit.

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It’s the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare. The volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will highlight the very cutting edge of health information analytics and data driven strategies for risk managers, financial, and non-financial stakeholders. Furthermore, this presentation will address:

  • Who owns your health plan/workers compensation/disability data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Why progressive organizations are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure to result in quantifiable advantages not only for the health plan but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and why good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions for the organization.
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Westmoor Country Club

400 S Moorland Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005

Session Details:

7:30am – 8:00am      Registration

8:00am – 10:00am    Presentation

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit.

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Location: Cedar Rapids Country Club

550 27th Street Drive SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Session Details:

2:15pm – 2:30pm      Check In

2:30pm – 4:30pm      Seminar

4:30pm –                   Reception

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs.

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Location:  Glen Oaks Country Club

1401 Glen Oaks Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Session Details:

2:15pm – 2:30pm      Check In

2:30pm – 4:30pm      Seminar

4:30pm –                    Reception

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs.

Status Changes & Special Enrollments

What should you do when an employee wants to change a benefit election in the middle of the plan year? It becomes more complicated when employees pay for benefits on a pre-tax basis. The IRS imposes restrictions on when an employee can change a pre-tax election. How do HIPAA Special Enrollments impact pre-tax elections? Join us for a discussion of the IRS status change rules.

Presenter: Nicholas Karls, Associate Director of Research & Compliance for Hays Companies

Date: Wednesday , April 15th, 2015

Midland Hills Country Club

2001 Fulham Street,

Roseville, MN 55113

Session Details:

8:00 am – 8:30 am         Check-In & Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am       Presentation

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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: Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Session Details:

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Registration

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm      Introduction

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm      Session

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm      Q&A

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm      Cocktails, Appetizers & iPad drawing

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Session Details:

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Registration

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm     Introduction

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm     Session

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm     Q&A

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm     Cocktails, Appetizers & iPad drawing

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organization Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Session Details:

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Registration

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm     Introduction

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm     Session

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm     Q&A

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm     Cocktails, Appetizers & iPad drawing

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans

Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

 

 

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans

Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

 

 

Tricks and Traps for California Employers

This educational seminar will discuss important new employment related cases, laws, and issues:

  • Ongoing complexity on contractor and employee classifications, including Professional, Administrative, and Executive Employees
  • Exceptions to overtime and meal and rest break requirements, and cases involving exempt/non-exempt employees
  • In-depth analysis of employee classification process and real world examples exploring the outcome of misclassification cases
  • Practical tips for reducing risk of overtime/wage-and-hour lawsuits
  • Handling employee time off and pay issues, including vacation, sick and PTO
  • Best practices for managing exempt and non-exempt employees’ schedules and time off
  • Dealing with poor-performing employees who know how to work the system

Presenter: Erin L McDermit, Shuman Snyder LLP

Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Location: PPIC (Public Policy Institute of California)*

500 Washington Street, Suite #600

San Francisco, California 94111

Session Details:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM     Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM    Program

*Closest major parking garage is found on Clay Street across from the Embarcardero Center between Battery Street & Front Street

2 hours of HRCI credit has been requested and is pending

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans

Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

 

 

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism, and Wellness Programs Can and Can’t Improve Your Health Plan

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both budget and cultural imperatives. Decision makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the orgnization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high deductible health plans HDHPs) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? These questions along with the following key discussion points will be addressed:

• The mechanisms of health plan economics for both HR and Finance professionals
• Plan design relationship to total cost and how this should guide overall health plan strategy
• Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer driven health plans
• The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
• The dynamics of participation and outcomes-based wellness initiatives and ROI

Presenter:  David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hilton Downtown Ft. Worth
815 Main Street, Ft. Worth TX, 76012

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Health Plan Economics & Consumerism

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Dynamics of Successful Wellness Initiatives

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism, and Wellness Programs Can and Can’t Improve Your Health Plan

Employers devote considerable time and resources every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both budget and cultural imperatives. Decision makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the orgnization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high deductible health plans HDHPs) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? These questions along with the following key discussion points will be addressed:

• The mechanisms of health plan economics for both HR and Finance professionals
• Plan design relationship to total cost and how this should guide overall health plan strategy
• Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer driven health plans
• The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
• The dynamics of participation and outcomes-based wellness initiatives and ROI

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Northwood Country Club
6524 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

Session Details:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Health Plan Economics & Consumerism

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Dynamics of Successful Wellness Initiatives

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Enterprise Cost Containment

It’s the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare. The volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will highlight the very cutting edge of health information analytics and data driven strategies for risk managers, financial, and non-financial stakeholders. Furthermore, this presentation will address:

• Who owns your health plan/workers compensation/disability data, what data is available and why it matters

• Why progressive organizations are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure to result in quantifiable advantages not only for the health plan but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

• Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and why good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions for the organization.

• The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line

• What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hilton Downtown Ft. Worth
815 Main Street, Ft. Worth TX, 76012

Session Details:

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Data Analytics & Risk Exposure

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Data Aggregation Opportunity

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Enterprise Cost Containment

 

It’s the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare. The volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will highlight the very cutting edge of health information analytics and data driven strategies for risk managers, financial, and non-financial stakeholders. Furthermore, this presentation will address:

• Who owns your health plan/workers compensation/disability data, what data is available and why it matters

• Why progressive organizations are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure to result in quantifiable advantages not only for the health plan but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

• Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and why good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions for the organization.

• The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line

• What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies

Presenter: David Ross, Executive Vice President of Underwriting Services for Hays.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Northwood Country Club
6524 Alpha Rd, Dallas, TX 75240

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Data Analytics & Risk Exposure

2:30 pm to 2:45 pm – Break & Recharge with Refreshments

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm – The Data Aggregation Opportunity

4:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Questions & Answers

4:15 pm – Happy Hour Networking & Giveaways

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans

Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

 

 

Develop A Winning Health Plan Strategy: Conquer Health Care Reform through 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. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • Key decisions facing your organization due to the latest Health Care Reform regulations
  • The macroeconomic forces influencing the competition for your greatest asset: Human Capital
  • The historical failures and most prevalent myths of effective health plan cost management
  • 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

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employee Behavior and Medical Costs: How Plan Design, Consumerism and Wellness Programs Can Improve Your Health Plan and How They Can’t

Employers devote considerable time and resource every year developing a multi-faceted employee benefit program driven by both human resource and budget imperatives. Decision-makers strive to improve participant health outcomes, satisfy recruitment/retention needs and manage costs for both the organization and the employee population. Components such as plan design (including high-deductible health plans) and wellness initiatives drive costs and employee behavior, but how do they actually work and what is their ultimate effectiveness? This seminar will address:

  • The essential mechanisms of health plan economics for both human resource and financial professionals
  • Plan design’s relationship to total cost and how that should guide overall strategy
  • Consumerism in healthcare and how it affects consumer-driven health plans
  • The financial vs. cultural impact of wellness on an organization
  • The dynamics of participation-based and outcomes-based wellness initiatives as they relate to ROI

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Exploring the Myths & Misconceptions of Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Plans

This educational event will open your eyes to the many myths and misconceptions regarding employer medical plans that are right under your noses! Although many of these well-known ideas are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. This seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences. This fascinating presentation will address:

  • The many kinds of wellness programs and their effectiveness
  • How to evaluate spousal carve-outs and surcharges
  • The costs and savings associated with Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Employee contributions schemes and reverse discrimination
  • A counterintuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans
  • Understanding the aggression load and how it affects your health plan renewal

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit

Employer Health Plans and Data Analytics: A New Total Organizational Approach for Advanced Business Management and Cost Containment

It is the era of Big Data, advanced risk analytics, and structural changes to healthcare that begin but don’t end with the Affordable Care Act: the volume of employee health information now available to plan sponsors continues to increase along with the opportunity cost of failing to utilize all of this data effectively. This presentation will address the very cutting edge of information analytics and data-driven strategies for financial as well as non-financial stakeholders regarding the health and health costs of their employee populations. This seminar will address:

 

  • Who owns your health plan data, what data is available and why it matters
  • Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? How organizations have historically created internal silos of data and how good decisions on a departmental basis may be bad decisions on an organizational basis
  • What is data aggregation and what new opportunities does it offer for enhanced business management and cost efficiencies
  • The leading edge applications for the available data and how to improve decision-making and the bottom line
  • Why companies are embracing a total cost approach across multiple areas of risk exposure on a company-wide basis, with quantifiable advantages not only for employee medical plans but disability and workers’ compensation spend as well

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

 

The session is approved for 2.0 strategic HRCI c credits for PHR/SPHR recertification for human resource professionals and 2.0 CPE credits for CPAs. Please invite your fellow HR or Finance colleagues who you believe would benefit