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 Summer Compliance Seminar

Section 125 Cafeteria Plan status change rules and HIPAA special enrollment events can be complex to navigate and account for a large number of the questions that Hays Companies Research and Compliance answers on a daily basis. As a result, we are once again doing our educational compliance seminar explaining 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 and what to do when an employee requests such a change.

We will cover:

  • HIPAA special enrollments
  • Cafeteria plan general information
  • Benefit election rules
  • Cafeteria plan status changes
  • Break in employment (termination and rehire)
  • Consistency rule
  • Timing
  • Correcting errors and mistakes in elections

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 9:00 am  Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am Presentation

Location:  Midland Hills Country Club

2001 Fulham Street

Roseville, MN 55113