BETHESDA, Md. (Aug. 17, 2005) — Managing employee benefits in the aftermarket will be the topic of a breakout session at a Sept. 7 financial symposium in Chicago sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
The session—titled “Managing the volatility of employee benefits” —will be led by Thom Jenkins, director of the technical international risk unit for Acordia Inc., a Wells Fargo Co. with headquarters in Chicago. It will run at 2:45 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
“Employers have been faced with double-digit benefit cost for several years,” Mr. Jenkins said. “The cost has been highlighted across multiple industry groups to the extent that the legacy cost has forced organizations to reorganize.”
The AAIA said the session will focus on options available to employers; the correlation of risk that exists in executing these solutions; and the most effective way to execute a strategy without the disruption of employee morale and productivity.
The employee benefits session will run concurrently with three others: “The financial benefits of standards based e-business in the aftermarket;” “Maximizing business values and liquidity;” and “Tax planning: The latest in tax planning strategies.”
For more information contact Barbara Clark at (301) 654-6664; or e-mail her at [email protected] Online registration is available at www.aftermarket.org.