Entries by Matt Kreisher

Building and Maintaining a Fleet Safety Culture

While Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a prime opportunity to discuss fleet safety, it goes beyond simple rules against texting and driving. Organizations that have implemented a proper road safety culture start by screening drivers in the hiring process and then provide ongoing training and support throughout an employee’s career. Unfortunately, many companies may not […]

Environmental Wellness Could Affect Employee Performance

What responsibility does an organization have for the health of their employees? The answer is unique to individual companies, but those who take on a greater role in encouraging an active and fit lifestyle through wellness may see better performance and lower insurance costs. Traditional wellness programs provide health screenings and participation or outcome-based programs, […]

Key Resources for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This national campaign, presented in tandem by several safety organizations, was designed to help bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, while simultaneously working to eliminate preventable deaths. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. At Hays, […]

Industry Report: The Current State of Cybercrime

  More than half of mid-sized companies have experienced a hack. Of these, 20 percent of the organizations estimated the cost of the breach between $1 to $2.5 million. No organization is immune to cybercrime. As criminals home in their hacking methods with more sophisticated techniques, a potentially catastrophic attack can hit even the most […]

Dave Wasson Awarded COPE Insurance Certification

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wasson has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. “We’re thrilled to see Dave complete the Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate program,” Hays Companies’ Senior Vice President Ryan Anderson said of […]

Cyber Liability Update: Tax Season and W2 Phishing Scams

Most companies are familiar with phishing emails and train their employees to recognize suspicious emails sent from malicious actors. Less commonly discussed, however, are W2 scams that target human resources departments. During tax season, cybercriminals target human resources departments by impersonating an executive of the company, most notably through email. The goal is to obtain […]

Updated DOL Guidance on Indexed Statutory Penalties for ERISA Plans

On January 15, 2019, the US Department of Labor issued pre-publication guidance on the indexed statutory penalties for certain violations applicable to ERISA welfare plans, under the Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act. The 2019 inflation-adjusted penalties that are applicable to health and welfare plans for 2019 include (but are not limited to) the following key […]