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.


(Walnut Creek) Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors who are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention, while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • 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:

Wednesday
August 1, 2018

Time:

3:30 – 6:00 PM

Location:

1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Giveaway: iPad!

(San Francisco) Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors who are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention, while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • 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
August 2nd, 2018

Time:

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:

558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Giveaway: iPad!

3rd Annual Mountain Symposium

Myths & Misconceptions about Employer Health Plans

A favorite among attendees, this seminar includes the following topics:

  • Spouses don’t cost what you think
  • Your broker’s best intentions may actually cost you money
  • Managing your medical plan to the wrong population
  • Private exchanges: bad for employers, bad for employees, great for brokers

This seminar is approved for 2.0 SHRM, HRCI, and CPE credit hours. 

Date:

Thursday
June 28, 2018

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 AM | Registration

9:30 – 12:00 PM | Seminar

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch & Round-table Discussion

1:00 PM | Prize Drawing

Location:

The Grand View
395 S Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO, 81657

Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors who are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention, while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • 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:

Tuesday
June 19th, 2018

Time:

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Location:

Greysolon Ballroom – Moorish Room
231 E Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

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. 

2018 Compliance Webinar: How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Benefits

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Presented by The Hays Companies Research & Compliance Team is the complimentary webinar “How Mergers and Acquisitions Impact Benefits”

Corporate transactions like mergers and acquisitions are continuing to take place at a fast pace.  There is not always a lot of time to consider how these transactions will impact employee benefit compliance.  In this webinar we will go over some of the common issues that you need to be aware of if your company is currently playing the merger and acquisition field.

Topics covered include:

  • Integration of similar benefit offerings
  • COBRA implications
  • FSA implications
  • Employer Mandate considerations
  • and more…

This presentation is targeted to run 45 minutes with Q&A

Seats are limited, so be sure to register here: https://info.hayscompanies.com/how-mergers-and-acquisitions-impact-benefits

The 2018 Whiteboard Series: Myths & Misconceptions About Employer Health Plans

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:

Thursday
July 19th, 2018

Time:

1:30 – 3:30 PM | Whiteboard Education Session

3:30 – 5:30 PM | Food, Drinks and TOPGOLF

Location:

Topgolf Nashville
500 Cowan St.
Nashville, TN 37207
This program is approved for 2 SHRM, HRCI, and CPE credits. 

(Walnut Creek) Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors who are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention, while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • 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:

Wednesday
August 1, 2018

Time:

3:30 – 6:00 PM

Location:

1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Giveaway: iPad!

(San Francisco) Risk Pool Management: How to Develop a Winning Health Plan

Eye-opening and strongly contrary to conventional wisdom, this foundational seminar establishes the critical thinking necessary to effectively manage a health plan. This seminar is for plan sponsors who are serious about optimizing recruitment and retention, while minimizing cost and maximizing employee satisfaction.

What We’ll Cover:

  • Why employers are failing at health plan management
  • How “best practices” are repelling the best talent and souring corporate culture
  • 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
August 2nd, 2018

Time:

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:

558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Giveaway: iPad!