Entries by Matt Kreisher

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 […]

Paul Nelson Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 18, 2019) – Hays Companies announced Paul Nelson has joined its Dallas operations as Senior Vice President. Nelson brings a unique perspective and extensive construction risk experience to Hays’ Texas operations. “Paul will play a critical role here in Dallas as we continue to grow our Property and Casualty division,” said Erik Templin, […]

Will 2019 Be the Year of the Cybercriminal?

Consider this—in 2018, two of the five biggest cyberattacks in history occurred. Between the hacks on Marriott and Under Armour, criminals accessed the personal information of more than 650 million people. Cyber attacks also caused billions of dollars in lost revenue as hackers infiltrated everyone from mega-corporations to mom and pop shops. The growing number […]