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

Medicare: A Timeless Topic

59% more individuals aged 65 or older remain in the workforce compared to 2006, according to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Additionally, the number of post-war baby boomers under age 65 who are actively employed has increased by more than 100% over a 30-year period (1977-2007). With these changes to workforce demographics over the past decade, employers are facing challenges surrounding how Medicare eligibility and entitlement affect group health plans. This seminar will address many of the questions employers are asking, such as:

  • What are the various components of Medicare, and what are the costs?
  • What are the Medicare eligibility, enrollment and entitlement dates for disabled individuals and individuals who are age 65 or older?
  • For active employees, does eligibility for Medicare affect the coverage we provide under our group health plan?
    • How do the plans coordinate benefits?
    • How does Medicare entitlement affect eligibility to contribute to an HSA?
    • ƒƒ Does new Medicare entitlement permit employees to change their health coverage elections?
    • ƒƒ How does Medicare entitlement impact eligibility for COBRA continuation coverage?
    • When employees have coverage under our health plan and are also eligible for or covered by Medicare, what are our reporting and disclosure

Presented by: The Hays Companies Research & Compliance Team

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Location: Golden Valley Country Club

7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Seminar Details:

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Check In and Lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM    Presentation

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