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The American Institute of Retirement Education, LLC (AIRE, LLC) is a unique partnership of two retirement plan professional organizations, the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) and the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA) awarded the contract by the Internal Revenue Service to administer the ERPA program.
Local ASPPA Benefits Councils (ABCs) activities help our members keep current with industry developments and government affairs activities.
All credentialed actuarial members of ASPPA are members of The ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA). ACOPA is the only national organization dedicated to the practice of enrolled pension actuaries.
The ASPPA Plan Administrators Policy Alliance (APAPA) is a unique membership division of ASPPA exclusively for TPA firms. The purpose of APAPA is to provide an organizational structure through which Member firms can share common concerns and become more politically active in preserving the private pension system. APAPA Members will also benefit from recognition and networking, policy input and special educational opportunities.
The Council of Independent 401(k) Recordkeepers (CIKR) is a national organization of 401(k) plan service providers. CIKR members are unique in that they are primarily in the business of providing retirement plan services as compared to financial services companies who primarily are in the business of selling investments.
The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) was established in 2011 to represent the career interests of advisors whose focus is retirement plans. NAPA’s mission is two-fold: to offer advocacy by providing plan advisors a greatly needed voice in Washington; and, to provide advisors with access to specific educational and credentialing programs that will help advance their careers and service to clients. NAPA members also receive essential business intelligence resources through webcasts and newsletters, opportunities to network with top industry experts and thought leaders, and a significant registration discount to the incomparable 401(k) SUMMIT. NAPA membership is open to all plan advisors as well as other retirement industry professionals who support the interests of plan advisors. Founding Partnerships are also available to firms and organizations that wish to participate in NAPA and offer free membership in 2011 and 2012 to their employees, RIAs and Registered Representatives, and discounted membership in later years.
The National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association (NTSAA) is the nation's only independent, non-profit association dedicated to the 403(b) and 457 marketplace. The NTSAA was formed in 1989 and has grown to include practitioners, agencies, corporate and employer members. The NTSAA's mission is to provide high quality related education, technical support, information resources and networking forums for all professionals involved in the 403(b) and 457 marketplace.
The ASPPA Pension Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (ASPPA PERF) was chartered in the District of Columbia in 1976 as a nonprofit charitable foundation under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). The purpose of ASPPA PERF is to foster excellence in pension education and to promote scholarly research in the pension field. To accomplish these aims, ASPPA PERF provides endowments to educational institutions for the granting of scholarships to qualified students majoring in Actuarial Science who are seeking assistance with tuition and expenses. It also sponsors the development of educational materials and texts as well as research by making grants of funds for approved projects.