Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Worthington Hills Country Club
8:00 a.m. – Noon
A complimentary breakfast will be provided and this event is eligible for CPE credits.
8:05-10:05 Session 1
10:15-11:15 Session 2
11:15-12:00 Session 3
12:00 Thank You and Closing
Session 1: Technology Trends & A Scary Ride Through The Dark Web
Randy Johnston, Network Management Group Inc.
Technology continues to revolutionize how we work; those who ignore this fact do so at their own peril. To remain successful, business professionals must stay on top of technology trends, implement the best solutions, and seize opportunities as they appear. You will learn about a wide variety of technology trends, solutions, and opportunities. Specifically, you will learn about spending trends, software licensing issues, leading-edge hardware, mobile and cloud strategies, and security risks.
In addition, you will learn about personal technologies and automation processes. It’s no doubt that personal technologies are now mainstream, but can we automate our homes – and businesses– for convenience and security? What about connecting smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or Google Home units into our lighting systems or our surround sound TV systems? Can we automate these and other tasks to provide even more convenience, security, and privacy?
Session 2: Blind Faith – What You Don’t Know About Healthcare Can Hurt You
Do you have Blind Faith in our Healthcare providers? If you don’t have a behind the scenes understanding of how the system works – it can hurt you!
Healthcare costs continue to rise; but few truly understand why. There are dramatic fluctuations in pricing from provider to provider with blind belief that it is due to quality. This simply isn’t true. The first step is to better understand how healthcare prices are set and who controls the pricing.
Jim Gehrt from McGohan Brabender will provide an introduction to what you need to know about healthcare pricing, how to benchmark what your company pays vs. a universal benchmark and how employers can take back control.
Jim has shared his expertise at several Whalen sponsored events. Feedback has been excellent with participants wanting to hear more.
Session 3: Year-End Tax Update & Planning Strategies
Hear from two of our tax department’s experts on what you can do to maximize your tax savings. They will provide guidance for 2020 tax planning as well as tax savings strategies to consider implementing for the remainder of 2019. In addition, they will revisit the new tax laws and regulations to discuss how these changes have affected you or may affect you in the future.
Fringe Benefit Reporting
October 22, 2019