Entries by Adrienne Engel

Hays Companies Employee Benefits Presents: Upcoming Webinars in 2019

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Hays Companies Webinar schedule for the first half of 2019. Registration information for each webinar, actual dates, and complete details will be made available closer to the event. As always, please reach out to your Hays Companies representative with any questions. Date Topic January Employer Reporting: a 1094-C […]

Biometrics: The Inside Story

In this age of technological and scientific breakthroughs, the most revealing medical insights may come from a single drop of blood. Biometric screenings provide employees with a detailed analysis of their current state of health, as well as insights into what the future might hold. By understanding potential issues, blood screenings could help address concerning […]

IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2019

Highlights The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments to the annual dollar limits for employee benefit plans. Many of these limits will increase for 2019. In 2019, employees may contribute more money to their HSAs, health FSAs and 401(k) accounts. Overview Many employee benefits are subject to annual dollar limits that are periodically increased for inflation. […]

HSAs & FSAs: Eligibility and Contribution Limits

Introduction HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and FSAs (Flexible Spending Accounts): Are both accounts designed to help employees put aside money to pay for extra medical expenses on a pre-tax basis, both have rules around maximum contributions and permissible distributions, and both have remarkably similar sounding acronyms. However, the similarities for the most part, stop here. […]

Brown & Brown, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Hays Companies

November 16, 2018 – (Daytona Beach) . . . Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of Hays Companies (“Hays”) by Brown & Brown, Inc. Brown & Brown, Inc. is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With Brown & Brown’s almost 80 […]

IRS/DOL Disaster Relief for Victims of California Wildfires

Yesterday, the IRS issued new guidance expanding tax deadline relief to taxpayers in California who were affected by wildfires, including an extension for filing Form 5500 for their employee benefit plans.  The following California counties are included in the disaster relief area: Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura.  Affected businesses with upcoming deadlines for filing 5500s […]

Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies As Vice President

Hays Companies announced Abby Ferri has joined its Minneapolis operations as Vice President. She will be responsible for helping build the national construction practice through her experience and expertise in safety and risk management. “We are excited to have Abby join our growing construction division at Hays,” said Tim Boberg, President of Property and Casualty-Minneapolis. “She […]

Hays Companies Named “2018 Elite Agency”

Hays Companies is delighted to announce that we have been named a 2018 Elite Agency by Insurance Business America (IBA). This is the second consecutive year we have received the honor. The Elite Agency designation is awarded to the Top 35 brokerage firms across the country, who in 2017 achieved at least $25 million in […]