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: High Value at a Very Low Cost

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

Presenter: The keynote speaker for this event is Al Scutro, Senior Underwriting Consultant for Hays. Al’s knowledge and experience uniquely equip him to dispel the misconceptions about the healthcare system and explain how the deck is naturally stacked against you the plan sponsor in recruiting the retaining the best talent. The good news is that you can seize the opportunity now to develop a cost-effective and efficient health plan strategies.

Date: This session is offered on three different dates:

Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, July 27; Thursday, July 28.

Location: 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Sessions offered in Woodland Hills, El Segundo, and Newport Beach

Seminar Details: 

The seminar will run from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

This seminar is approved for 2 HRCI, 2 CPE credit hours, and 2 PDC for SHRM-CPsm or SCHRM-SCPsm

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. 

Health & Wellness Strategies

Learn the best practices of wellness technology and employee engagement for improved recruiting, retention, and employee productivity.

  • What key strategies can be implemented to recruit and retain employees?
  • What can be done to increase employee productivity?
  • How can technology aid in increasing employee engagement in wellness programs?

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Location: Salt Lake City Marriot City Center

220 State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Seminar details:

8:00 – 8:30 AM   Continental breakfast and registration

8:30 – 10:30 AM  Seminar

High Value at a Very Low Cost: New Solutions for Recruitment and Retention

Please join Hays Companies for our White Board 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, July 14, 2016

Location: Callaway’s

500 E 69th Street,

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 557109

Seminar Details:

1:30 – 2:00 PM   Registration

2:00 – 4:30 PM   Seminar with a happy hour and Apple Watch giveaway to follow

This seminar is approved for 2.0 HRCI/CPE/SHRM credits.

White Board Seminar: Data Analytics

Data Analytics: A complete enterprise approach to 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 and 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

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 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   Seminar

11:30 – 1:00 PM   Lunch provided by Hays Companies

This seminar is approved for 2 HRCI, 2 CPE credit hours, and 2 PDC for SHRM-CPsm or SCHRM-SCPsm

White Board Seminar: High Value at a Very Low Cost

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

Presenter: The keynote speaker for this event is Al Scutro, Senior Underwriting Consultant for Hays. Al’s knowledge and experience uniquely equip him to dispel the misconceptions about the healthcare system and explain how the deck is naturally stacked against you the plan sponsor in recruiting the retaining the best talent. The good news is that you can seize the opportunity now to develop a cost-effective and efficient health plan strategies.

Date: This session is offered on three different dates:

Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, July 27; Thursday, July 28.

Location: 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Sessions offered in Woodland Hills, El Segundo, and Newport Beach

Seminar Details: 

The seminar will run from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

This seminar is approved for 2 HRCI, 2 CPE credit hours, and 2 PDC for SHRM-CPsm or SCHRM-SCPsm