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: 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.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why Pharma is the most profitable sector in healthcare in 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, July 27th, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Seminar

Location: Water Grill South Coast Plaza

3300 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This program is approved for 2 SHRM, PHR, and CPE credits.

White Board Seminar Series: Rising Health Plan Costs, Reduced Benefits, Failed Strategies…What Do You Do Now?

Although many popular ideas about medical plans are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. A favorite among attendees, this seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences.

We will cover:

  • The historical failures and prevalent misconceptions of effective health plan cost management
  • A counter-intuitive viewpoint of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Why pharmacy can be your health plan’s best friend and worst enemy
  • The only kind of wellness program that works and why it has nothing to do with wellness
  • How to structure your plan to increase the value of employee benefits and reduce costs

Dates: Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22, 2017

View event locations and times here.

This program is approved for 2 SHRM, PHR, SPHR, GPHR and CPE credits.

White Board Seminar: 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.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why Pharma is the most profitable sector in healthcare in 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, July 27th, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Seminar

Location: Water Grill South Coast Plaza

3300 Bristol Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This program is approved for 2 SHRM, PHR, and CPE credits.

2017 Fall Compliance Seminar Annual Review – Preparing for 2018

2017 was another eventful year for Employee Benefits and Compliance: 

  • The House passed an ACA repeal and Replace Bill but the Senate failed to do so-we will discuss what this means (hint, will there be bipartisan approaches?)
  • Employers and health insurance carriers went through a second round of reporting of health care offers and coverage for 2016-the reporting requirements are still “on the books”, what is the IRS doing about it?
  • The ACA and HSA out-of-pocket maximums for 2018 were updates-we will review these requirements and why plans need to know how these two layers interact
  • Self-insured plans, essential health benefits (EHB) and benchmark plans are still tied to the ACA’s prohibition on lifetime and annual limits- maybe this is an area ready for a bipartisan update?
  • SPECIAL TOPIC:  401(k) discussion with Brian Whinnery, Vice President, Hays Companies 401(k) Services-how do the new fiduciary notice affect HSAs?

This seminar is an opportunity to get ready for 2018 and ensure you are in compliance with the new laws and changes for the upcoming year.

Presented by: The Hays Companies Research & Compliance Team

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Time:
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Check In

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM  Presentation

Location: Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427