We’re committed to helping our clients better understand the complex and ever-changing insurance industry. That’s why we provide free events and seminars. As a result, we have some of the most educated clients on the planet.

Through our online and in-person seminars and events, you’ll learn how to be more efficient and strategic for your organization. Soon we’ll be certified as an approved provider by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer SHRM credits through many of our training courses and webinars. Stay tuned!

We look forward to meeting you at any of the following events, or contact us to arrange a time to meet onsite. 612-347-8421 or minseminars@hayscompanies.com

To find an event or seminar for a specific location, please use the drop-down box below.


White Board Seminar: Risk Pool Management – How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Although many popular ideas about medical plans are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. A favorite among attendees, this seminar seems to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • Why the industry benchmarks are wrong and are driving the costs of your health plan higher
  • How to structure your medical offering to increase the value of benefits and reduce costs

Date:

Thursday,
September 13th, 2018

Time:

2:00 – 4:30 PM

Location:

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
28869 Chagrin Blvd
Woodmere, OH 44122
This program is approved for 2 SHRM, HRCI, and CPE credits. 

Myths and Misconceptions about Employer Health Plans

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this new session will provide powerful insight into compliance, employee safety, culture and help you see through some of the myths and misconceptions being pushed in the market today.

Although many popular ideas about medical plans are based on truths, the complicated issues involved are often misunderstood or oversimplified to the point of being false or misleading. A favorite among attendees, this seminar seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how many decisions plan sponsors make often have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Private exchanges: bad for employers, bad for employees, great for brokers
  • Why your spouses don’t cost what you think and why spousal programs don’t work
  • Why your medical plan is managing the wrong population’s health
  • How your broker’s best intentions actually cost you money.

Date:

Tuesday,
August  21st, 2018

Time:

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Networking and appetizers to follow

Location:

3901 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55804
This program is approved for 2 SHRM-CP, SHRM-CSP, HRCI and CPE credits. 

Summer Benefits & Compliance Session

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this new session will provide powerful insight into compliance, employee safety, culture and help you see through some of the myths and misconceptions being pushed in the market today.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Compliance – Employer/Employee responsibilities under FMLA
  • Culture v. Costs – Myths and misconceptions of employee behavior and choices
  • And more…

Date:

Thursday,
August 30th, 2018

Time:

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location:

F&R Distilling Co.
4250 Mitchell Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76119
This program is approved for 3 SHRM, HRCI, and CPE credits. 

The 2018 Whiteboard Series: Winning Strategies for Company Safety, Compliance and Reduced Healthcare Costs

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this new session will provide powerful insight into compliance, employee safety, culture and help you see through some of the myths and misconceptions being pushed in the market today.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Compliance: Compliance right now, the future of employee benefit laws & how you should plan long-term.
  • Employee safety: Take back our boards – disconnect & drive, educating employees on technology risks, and what we can do now.
  • Culture vs. Cost: Myths & misconceptions of employee behavior and choices, counter-intuitive views of efficient benefits plan design & how you can structure benefits to improve culture and reduce cost.

Date:

Tuesday,
August 14th, 2018

Time:

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location:

Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
This program is approved for 3 SHRM, HRCI, and CPE credits. 

Summer Compliance Webinar – Employer Mandate: The Penalties are Real

Presented by The Hays Companies Research & Compliance Team is the complimentary webinar “The Employer Mandate: The Penalties are Real”

The Employer Mandate remains the law of the land and employers are now receiving penalty notifications for the 2015 calendar year.  While some of the penalty notices were due to reporting errors, others resulted from employees falling through the cracks.  With repeal of the Employer Mandate unlikely in the near future, now is a good time to reacquaint yourself with the ins and outs of the Employer Mandate.

Topics covered include:

  • Common reporting mistakes that resulted in penalty notices (226J Letter)
  • Common employee tracking mistakes that resulted in penalties
  • Best practices to rebut erroneous penalty notifications
  • And more!

Date:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Time:

10:30 AM Central Time

Compliance, Employee Safety & Health Plan Strategy

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this new session will provide powerful insight into compliance, employee safety, culture and help you see through some of the myths and misconceptions being pushed in the market today.

What We’ll Cover:

  • The future of employee benefit laws and how you should plan for them long-term
  • Taking back our roads disconnect and drive – educating employees on technology risks
  • Myths and misconceptions of employee behavior choices
  • Counterintuitive views of efficient benefit design and how you can structure it to improve culture while reducing costs

Date:

Thursday
August 16th, 2018

Time:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location:

2630 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
This is approved for 3 SHRM, 3 SPHR and 3 CPE credits.