Entries by Adrienne Engel

Hays Companies of Wisconsin A Top Work Places for 2017

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been named as one of Wisconsin’s Top Workplaces by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for the seventh year in a row. In 2017, there were 1,350 companies invited by the Journal Sentinel to participate in the survey. Employees of the surveyed companies were asked questions revolving around how the employees felt […]

2018 ACA Safe Harbor Percentages Will Decrease

As the Hays Research and Compliance team plans ahead, we want to inform our clients that there will be safe harbor changes to consider for 2018. The affordability percentage, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for 2018 will be 9.56%, a decrease from the 2017 safe harbor percentage of 9.69 %. Overview On May 5, […]

Hays Financial Group Welcomes James Miley as Vice President

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – James Miley has joined the Hays Financial Group as a Vice President. A division of Hays Companies, Hays Financial Group provides investment, wealth management, and fiduciary services on behalf of their clients. Miley brings with him 10+ years of experience in wealth management with a focus on corporate retirement planning, which was accrued […]

Brian Whinnery named a “2017 Young Gun”

Brian Whinnery, director of Hays Financial Group at Hays Companies, has been named a “2017 Young Gun” by the National American Retirement Association (NAPA). The award recipients are recognized as the future leaders of the retirement plan advisor industry. Congratulations, Brian! To read the full article, please click here. Centered on fiduciary governance for employer […]

Joe Williams Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 27th, 2016) – Hays Companies announced Joe Williams has joined its San Francisco operations as Senior Vice President. He will be responsible for spearheading new business development, leading and managing the team and continuing to build Hays’ renowned workforce. “We are delighted to have Joe on board at Hays,” said Michael Egan, […]

2017 HSA Limits and ACA Out-Of-Pocket Maximums

Although it is only spring, we now have official guidance on health savings account (HSA) and Affordable Care Act (ACA) limits for 2017 plan years.  As before, these two requirements have different limits that will need to be addressed to ensure that a high deductible health plan complies with ACA requirements. On April 27, 2016, […]

Professional Safety Magazine Features Hays Risk Control Expert

The art of risk assessment requires more than just knowledge — it also requires creativity and imagination to successfully anticipate, recognize, assess and treat potential risks. Organizations that harness these skills can develop more effective risk management strategies to bolster their strategic goals, says Bruce Lyon, Hays Companies Director of Risk Control, in the cover […]

3 Ways To Reduce Risk As International Benefits Requirements Increase

US-based companies expanding abroad are facing a diverse number of challenges right now, including new global economic pressure on state-run systems to shift the burden of health and welfare benefits costs to employers. Here are three ways for employers to reduce the risks associated with international benefits and global compliance. Manage Trends In Global Compliance […]

Hays in the News – Risk and Insurance Magazine

In the most recent issue of FOCUS, Hays Companies concentrated on Cyber liability and the ever increasing attention it is receiving in the media. This caught the eye of Risk & Insurance magazine, requesting an expert opinion from our Dave Wasson, Cyber Liability Practice Leader with Hays Companies. In discussing a recent New York Times […]

SAFETY Act and What You Need To Know

In 2002, after the 9/11 attacks, the private sector was reluctant to develop security products and services in civilian settings due to the enormous liability risks involved.  In response, Congress enacted the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services.  The […]