The 2006 NCWA Regional Convention will focus on two major cost items for wholesale insurance for employees and providing delivery service to customers.

The convention will return to Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center near Toledo on June 15 - 16.

At 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, the opening session will cover “Tackling The Health Care Dilemma.”

Jim Olsztynski, editor of SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES, will moderate the session. SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES is conducting an industry survey to determine how NCWA wholesalers and their peers across the U.S. are dealing with this challenging issue. Jim will share the results of the survey at the convention before the information is published in the magazine.

Also on the agenda is a presentation entitled "Options For Designing An Affordable Employee Benefits Plan" by Dan Taylor, national sales manager for Infinisource, Inc. (Infinisource is headquartered in Coldwater, MI, with offices in Indianapolis and Dayton.)

Dan says "The rising cost of health insurance is causing employers to make very tough decisions about the benefits they are offering employees. What are the options?

"This presentation will educate you on the benefits of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). These health plan design components are widely used today by employers who are trying to find an affordable way to offer health insurance without breaking the bank. Which plan design is right for your organization? We will cover how each works and the differences between them."

Wireless Vehicle Management

At 3:45 p.m. we will hear from Bill Decker, director of sales andservice at Networkcar, a leading provider of services for remotely monitoring the performance and location of fleet vehicles. (Networkcar is a subsidiary of Reynolds & Reynolds.)

Bill's topic is "Wireless Vehicle Management: How to improve your fleet productivity."

Bill says "Combine real time vehicle location via GPS with vehicle diagnostics and you have some of the latest developments in wireless vehicle management. Learn how to reduce fuel expenses, unauthorized usage and speeding within your organization. Come see how these systems are easily improving the productivity, safety and bottom-line for service-based businesses."

You will learn:

1. What wireless vehicle management is and how the industry has changed over the past several years.

2. How fleet managers are using these new technologies to improve their businesses through actual case studies.

3. How companies implement these systems and deal with employee privacy issues.

The convention also will include a tabletop display program, reception and annual banquet on Thursday evening. On Friday morning there will be a golf scramble for wholesalers, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives.

For more information, contact Dan Schlosser at NCWA: (800) 537-6585 or email