Entries by Adrienne Engel

Heather Bradley Joins Hays Companies

We’re pleased to announce that Heather Bradley has joined our El Segundo operations as Senior Account Manager.  Bradley brings a unique perspective and extensive benefits experience to Hays’ Southern California team. “We are excited to have Heather join the Hays So Cal team,” said Mark Dang (Executive Vice President, Hays Companies of California).  “She brings […]

Bruce Lyon Featured on ASSP Podcast

Bruce Lyon, Vice President of Risk Management Services at Hays Companies in Kansas City and co-author of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) publication Risk Management Tools for Safety Professionals, was recently featured on a podcast for the ASSP.

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 […]

Why Medicinal Marijuana Makes Workers’ Compensation Claims Tricky

Marijuana is now legal for medicinal purposes in 34 states and recreational use in ten. There is a shifting tide of opinion regarding the use of cannabis, as more states and municipalities are pushing for legalization and even retroactive criminal sentence reductions. This sentiment is making workers’ compensation claims involving marijuana a minefield for employers due to lawsuits in several states.

Dave Wittwer Named SC&R Foundation President

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wittwer was recently named the President of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation (SC&R).  Wittwer, Senior Vice President at Hays Companies, has dedicated much of his career to the specialized transportation, crane and rigging industries. The SC&R Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Specialized Carriers & […]

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 […]

Why Human Resources Departments Should Consider Text Messaging

Employee Benefits can be complicated, but it’s essential that they’re understood. It’s why human resources departments are always on the lookout for new forms of communications—for benefits to be chosen and implemented successfully, employees need to know the ins and outs of their offered healthcare plans and retirement options. Text messages allow HR departments to […]