Entries by Adrienne Engel

Final Regulations Expand Options for HRAs

On Thursday, June 13, the combined agencies of the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services (“the agencies”) released final rules allowing for the reimbursement of premiums for individual coverage through an employer sponsored HRA.  These changes also allow for some HRAs to qualify as excepted […]

Creating a Stigma-Free Workplace: 6 Tips to Improve Mental Health

Although society has made significant strides in recent years to remove the negative association surrounding mental health, research shows many employees will not seek mental health visits due to the stigma and confusion around what mental health entails. In some cases, employees will delay seeking treatment for months or years. The National Alliance on Mental […]

Hays Companies of Wisconsin Named “Top Workplace” for Ninth Consecutive Year

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been awarded the 2019 “Top Workplace” honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is the ninth consecutive year they have received this award. In 2019, there were over 1500 companies invited by the Journal Sentinel to participate in the third-party survey. Employees of the surveyed companies were asked questions revolving around job […]

Alison Wynne Expands Footprint of Hays Aviation

Hays Companies is pleased to share the recent industry accomplishments of Alison Wynne, Assistant Vice President of Hays Aviation. Wynne was voted by a group of her peers as Treasurer of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA). The MBAA serves to enhance communication between various aviation groups, most notably the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). […]

Compliance Webinar: FMLA and its Impact on Health and Welfare Benefits

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1995.  On February 6, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations that expanded the protections under the FMLA.  Although many employers understand the job protection aspect of FMLA, protecting and maintaining employee welfare benefits during FMLA leave can be just […]

Quick Reference Guide: 2018 ACA Employer Reporting Requirements

The Hays Research and Compliance Team has assembled a quick reference guide for 2018 calendar year reporting. This guide is specifically relating to 2018 ACA Employer Reporting Requirements.   Section 6055 & 6056 Reporting Non-ALEs sponsoring insured plans are not required to report under either Section 6055 or Section 6056   Forms Forms 1094-A & […]

Bruce Lyon Named to Board of Certified Safety Professionals

We are pleased to announce that Bruce Lyon, Vice President of Risk Management Services at Hays Companies, has been elected to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Founded in 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is recognized as a leader in high quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. BCSP […]