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September 20, 2019 Newsletter 3 min read
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September 2019

Three disruptive technologies poised to shake up the insurance industry
The insurance industry won’t be immune to disruptive technology, as certain applications are continuing to expand to companies all over the country. Prepare now to use blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other technology.

Ransomware attacks: What you need to know
How can your organization use security awareness programs and frequent data backups to protect against ransomware attacks? Our cybersecurity expert Rajiv Das explains.

Lease accounting: Take advantage of the ASC 842 delay to avoid debt covenant violations
ASC 842’s changes to lease accounting could put your company in violation of debt covenants. We look at how a proactive response can help you avoid problems when the new rules go into effect.

Leadership at the Detroit Lions: CFO Allison Maki on coaching with kindness
Working as CFO in an organization of high-performing people, Allison Maki has learned the power of human kindness and authenticity while leading a team "doing ordinary work at an extraordinary place" where success equals games won versus a strong income statement.

Market perspectives
Explore emerging market trends and insights from our Investment Research team. If it’s top of mind for you, it’s top of mind for us.

December 2018

Cybersecurity for the entire family: Five surprising ways kids and adults get hacked
Cybersecurity is a risk for children and adults alike. Learn how to protect your family from identity theft and cyberattacks at home and while traveling.

The Road Ahead
Wealth Management’s 2019 economic outlook

Accounting update: Important activities for private companies
Download our third quarter update for an overview of important activities for private companies.

Webinar on demand: Year-end tax planning for businesses
In light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), tax planning for 2019 will look a bit different than previous years. View our on-demand webinar and learn from our experts the information you need to make better business decisions—next year and beyond.

Webinar on demand: Year-end tax planning for individuals
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) introduced significant changes for individuals, and tax planning will look a bit different this year. View our on-demand webinar and learn the information you need to develop your personal year-end tax planning strategy.

Learn from Leaders
Executives from the Detroit Lions, Carhartt, and PVS Chemicals share their leadership tips 

June 2018

On-demand webinar: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. Watch our webinar on demand as we discuss what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer. 

Playbook: What you can do now, and how to plan ahead
Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our interactive tax reform playbook can help.

What property and casualty insurance companies need to know now
Reforms enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may affect tax planning for property and casualty insurance companies. Businesses should consider the effects of the new law on 2017 financial statements and tax returns for 2018 and beyond.

Protect your digital assets with these cybersecurity best practices
Looking for steps you can take to improve your data loss protection? Look no further. These cybersecurity best practices will help you stay a step ahead of hackers and can keep you and your clients safe.

Independence and objectivity: What incents your investment advisor to act in your best interest?
When it comes to choosing an investment advisor, independence and objectivity are crucial. Is your “independent” advisor fully aligned with your best interests? These five factors can reveal the answer.

Q1 2018

Tax reform: What property and casualty insurance companies need to know now
Reforms enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may affect tax planning for property and casualty insurance companies. Businesses should consider the effects of the new law on 2017 financial statements and tax returns for 2018 and beyond.

Culture: If it’s not broken, how can you fix it?
Many successful organizations take an alternative approach to managing culture change. They focus less on what's toxic and dysfunctional and more on leveraging existing strengths and engaging their most valuable resource — their people — to drive change.

How to spot a fraudster
Occupational fraud continues to cost businesses, some quite severely. In most cases, the perpetrators share several traits and behavior patterns. Be on the lookout for these red-flags.

Fostering staff engagement by putting people first
Plante Moran was recently named one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 20th year in a row. Why? Because of our people and our environment centered around high-touch relationships, transparency, and trust.