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: 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 HRCI credits, 2 CPE credits, or 2 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 HRCI credits, 2 CPE credits, or 2 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 HRCI credits, 2 CPE credits, or 2 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 HRCI credits, 2 CPE credits, or 2 PDC for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM 

Long Term Care and Caregiving in the Workplace

Our workforce is aging and caregiving is becoming an issue for employers. Caregiving creates a huge amount of stress on employees that lasts on average 4.6 years.

Please join AGIS and Hays Companies for a complimentary 1 Credit HRCI CE seminar on how caregiving affects employer health costs and productivity. In this seminar you will learn:

  • ƒCaregiving impact to health and wellness programs
  • How to help employees recognize caregiving challenges early
  • Keys to minimizing negative health outcomes
  • Does long term coverage help?

Date: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Location: Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Rd.

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Seminar details:

2:30 – 3:00 PM   Registration

3:00 – 4:00 PM   Seminar

4:00 – 5:00 PM   Happy Hour

Due to limited space available, we are limiting the attendance to two spots per client. For more information, please email Jackie Risbrudt at jrisbrudt@hayscompanies.com.

2016 Compliance Seminar: Employment Laws

What Employers Need to Know About FLSA, ADA, FMLA & Other Employment Laws

Please join us as we invite attorney Jessica Roe to provide insight and guidance on the difficult issues that HR professionals are tasked with handling. This seminar will focus on real workplace conflicts, how to spot a potential legal issue and updates on federal and state laws. Ms. Roe  will also discuss advanced HR issues, the horror stories and how to avoid them. Learn about the issues that no one else wants to handle and that fall in HR professionals’ laps in this fun and informative seminar.

Presented by: Jessica Roe, Roe Law Group

Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Location: Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Rd.

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Seminar details:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Check in

12:oo – 1:30 PM   Presentation

If you have any questions, please email Jaclyn Risbrudt at jrisbrudt@hayscompanies.com

This program has been approved for HRCI credits.

 

2016 Compliance Seminar: Status Changes & Special Enrollment

Federal tax laws such as the Section 125 Cafeteria Plan rules can be complex to navigate particularly with recent status change rules and HIPAA special enrollment events. There are even recent status changes created due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Join us for our educational compliance seminar as we explain status change events that allow for mid-year health and FSA election changes and how to best handle employee requests while remaining compliant. You will come away with an understanding of the status change events what to do when an employee requests such a change. In this seminar we will cover:

  • ƒ HIPAA special enrollments
  • Cafeteria plan general information
  • Benefit election rules
  • Cafeteria plan status changes
  • Special FMLA leave rules
  • New status changes created under the ACA
  • Break in employment (termination and rehire)
  • Consistency rule
  • Timing
  • Correcting errors and mistakes in elections

Presented by: The Hays Companies Research & Compliance Team

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Location: Midland Hills Country Club

2001 Fulham Street

Roseville, MN 55116

Seminar details:

8:30 – 9:00 AM   Check in

9:00 – 10:30 AM   Presentation

If you have any questions, please email Jaclyn Risbrudt at jrsibrudt@hayscompanies.com

This seminar is approved for HRCI credits. 

White Board Seminar: Myths and Misconceptions About Employer Health Plans

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.

  • Private exchanges: bad for employers, bad for employees, great for brokers
  • Why your spouses don’t cost what you think and why spousal programs don’t work
  • Why your medical plan is managing the wrong population’s health
  • How your broker’s best intentions actually cost you money

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy

#2 The Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63117

Seminar details:

8:30 – 9:00 AM   Registration

9:00 – 11:15 AM   Presentation

11:15 – 12:30 PM  Lunch

This seminar is approved for 2 CPE credits, 2 HRCI, and 2 PDC for SHRM.