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.


Hays Companies 11th Annual Symposium: Trumponomics

Please join Hays Companies for the 11th Annual Symposium on Trumponomics: Insurance Industry Challenges and Opportunities.

Topics of interest to discuss:

  • Regulations and de-regulation of the industry
  • Brexit impact on the industry
  • Cyber attacks
  • Trade – domestic and international

Who will benefit from this symposium?

  • Risk Managers
  • Members of their departments
  • Treasurers
  • CFOs

Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Time: 

11:45 AM – 4:30 PM    Lunch to be served

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM    Wine tasting reception to follow symposium

Location: The Metropolitan Club, Oak Room

233 S Wacker Dr.

Chicago, IL 60603

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU

Dr. Hartwig is past president of the Insurance Information Institute and current Professor of Risk Management, Insurance and Finance as well as co-director of the Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
He is a Best’s Review columnist and has served as a media spokesperson for the property/casualty insurance industry, and is quoted frequently in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, CFO, Fortune, Forbes, The Economist and many others throughout the world. Dr. Hartwig also appears regularly on television, including programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, CNBC, Fox, PBS and the BBC.

Also Featuring: A Lesson on Leadership but Coach Bob Knight

In the world of college basketball, the name of Coach Bob Knight is synonymous with winning
and greatness. Knight is the all-time leader in NCAA victories with 902 and also holds 3 national championship titles.

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.

What We’ll Cover:

  • The historical failures and prevalent misconceptions of effective health plan cost management
  • A counterintuitive 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

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Time:
1:30 – 4:00 PM   Seminar

4:15 PM   Happy Hour & Giveaways

Location: Northwood Country Club

6524 Alpha Road

Dallas, TX 75240

 

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

Political Environment and Health Care Reform in 2017

As the Republican Party formulates its position on healthcare, uncertainty abounds as to the future of the Affordable Care Act and what policies will shape the landscape of health insurance design and delivery in our country. Employers face pressure to strategically design their health insurance benefits well in advance of anticipated regulatory updates and compliance requirements. This challenge is magnified in light of rapid changes occurring in other arenas such as international trade, domestic tax policy, and potential deregulation of financial institutions.

Please join us to hear perspectives from a Washington, D.C.-based expert tasked with monitoring political developments and providing strategic guidance for United Healthcare, the nation’s largest commercial health insurance company. This seminar will provide information for senior executives responsible for making complex business decisions in the face of a politically charged and rapidly changing regulatory environment.

This seminar will address:

  • Political climate and implications on health care policy
  • Potential changes to the Affordable Care Act
  • Implications of 2018 Senate and Gubernatorial races
  • Potential new legislation and regulations
  • Perspectives of key individual influencers on national healthcare policymaking


Opening Remarks:
Dan Robinson, Hays Companies
Mr. Dan Robinson serves as Executive Vice President and Practice Leader of Employee Benefits at Hays
Companies. Mr. Robinson holds a law degree from Marquette University and has worked in Employee Benefits consulting in Wisconsin for over fifteen years.

Keynote Speaker: Cory Alexander, UnitedHealth Group
Mr. Cory Alexander serves as Executive Vice President of External Affairs at UnitedHealth Group, the parent of United Healthcare. Mr. Alexander focuses on leading public affairs, advocacy, thought leadership, and philanthropic efforts across UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Reform & Modernization, Government Affairs, International Relations, and Office of Social Responsibility.


Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time:

8:30 – 9:00 AM   Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM  Seminar followed by a brief Q&A

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel

10499 W Innovation Dr.

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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.

What We’ll Cover:

  • The historical failures and prevalent misconceptions of effective health plan cost management
  • A counterintuitive 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

Date: Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Time:
1:30 – 4:00 PM   Seminar

4:15 PM   Happy Hour & Giveaways

Location: Northwood Country Club

6524 Alpha Road

Dallas, TX 75240

 

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