Join IEE Sponsors for lunch as they share insight into their areas of expertise. All programs will be held from 11:30AM-1:30PM.

What Are Private Exchanges and Is That a Real Option For Me? with Cowden & Associates 

Wednesday, August 26

Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue #605 | Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Employers that have not yet evaluated their exchange “marketplace” options will likely want to do so soon in order to determine the viability of their existence within their organization.  Currently, exchanges provide employers the opportunity to alter their approach to offering health care benefits. The exchanges, both public and private, have the potential to dramatically transform employer based health and welfare programs while providing the organization with cost savings. Public exchanges, be it Federal or State based, have received most of the attention. Yet private exchanges should be closely evaluated as they present a myriad of benefit options and often allow an employer to expand the number of benefit options available to their employees. This overview and discussion will focus on key considerations that should be taken when performing such an evaluation.

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Strategic Tax Planning with Wilke & Associates LLP

Thursday, August 27

Cefalo’s | 428 Washington Ave. | Carnegie, PA 15106

Tax planning is critical to a business’s financial plan because it encompasses everything from real estate, to investments, to corporate structure and the importance of budgeting.   Join Wilke & Associates as they discuss how aligning your financial goals with strategic tax planning you can help your business:

  • Lower tax liability
  • Defer/reduce taxes to future years
  • Maximize allowable deductions, tax credits, and investments for retirement or education
  • Minimize alternative minimum tax (AMT), capital gains, and estate tax
  • Manage income and cash flow
  • Avoid penalties and interest

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New Technology Integration & Facility Tour with UPS

Wednesday, September 30

521 North Center Avenue | New Stanton, PA 15627

Join UPS for a behind the scenes tour and presentation at their hub located in New Stanton, PA.  UPS delivers 15 million plus packages a day to more than 6.1 million customers worldwide. The New Stanton facility, one of UPS’s larger East Coast hubs, can process 60,000 packages per hour and has an electronic eye that constantly monitors flow.  See UPS’s proficient scanning and sorting process in action and learn how they have leveraged and integrated technology solutions including SMART scanning and “Next Generation Small Sort” in to their 327,000 sq. ft. sorting facility.

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