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ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries
All credentialed actuarial members of ASPPA are members of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA). ACOPA is responsible for identifying and addressing the professional development needs of the actuarial membership of ASPPA, including maintaining the actuaries-only list serve, and offering conferences focused primarily on the needs of actuarial members. ACOPA members serve as representatives on other ASPPA committees and subcommittees to enhance the actuarial content of ASPPA’s current programs and to provide an actuarial perspective to ASPPA’s future planning. ACOPA has primary responsibility for the content of comment letters that involve actuarial issues, accomplished through appointing members of the Defined Benefit Subcommittee of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, and preparing formal comments, position papers, or other relevant pronouncements that involve regulating authorities outside of Treasury, IRS, DOL, PBGC or SEC (such as FASB). ACOPA recommends ASPPA and ACOPA representatives to various intersocietal groups, and oversees the activities of the various intersocietal committees in which ASPPA has representation.
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Notes from the 2013 Intersector Group meetings are now available. The Intersector Group is composed of two delegates from each of the following actuarial organizations: American Academy of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries. Twice a year the Intersector Group meets with representatives of the Treasury Department and IRS, and with the PBGC, to dialogue with them on regulatory and other issues affecting pension practice. As stated in the notes, these meeting notes are not official statements of the Treasury Department or the IRS or PBGC and have not been reviewed by its representatives who attended the meetings. The notes merely reflect the Intersector Group’s understanding of Treasury Department/IRS and PBGC representatives' views expressed at the meeting, and are not to be construed in any way as establishing official positions of the Treasury Department, the IRS, PBGC, or any other government agency. The notes cannot be relied upon by any person for any purpose. Moreover, the Treasury Department and the IRS and PBGC have not in any way approved these notes or reviewed them to determine whether the statements herein are accurate or complete
March 2013 Notes: [Treasury/IRS] [PBGC]
September 2013 Notes: [Treasury/IRS] [PBGC]
Notice 2014-5 has been issued by IRS. The notice provides temporary relief to certain defined benefit plans frozen to new entrants and tested under IRC 401(a)(4) on a benefits basis in combination with a def
The Edward E. Burrows Distinguished Achievement Award is to be presented annually to a pension actuary who has, by their actions, set an example for other pension actuaries. This is an actuary that has gone above and beyond in forwarding ethics, education, beneficial legislation or regulations (or such other actions as the selection committee deems appropriate) that enhance the private pension system, or the professionalism of enrolled actuaries within the private pension system. Ed was a beacon in this regard, and ACOPA honors him by presenting an award that recognizes those who follow in his path and lead by his example.
The 2013 Ed Burrows award winner is Richard A. Block, MSPA
Past Award Winners:
James E. Holland Jr, MSPA - 2012
Janet S. Eisenberg, MSPA - 2011
Robert H. Schramm, MSPA - 2010
Joan Gucciardi, MSPA - 2009
Ed Burrows - 2008
Contributions can be made to ASPPA's Pension Education and Research Foundation (PERF) in Ed’s honor. Contributions are restricted for the purpose of sponsoring or co-sponsoring events that examine focused topics concerning national retirement income security, an issue dear to Ed’s heart. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by check or credit card. Please make checks payable to “ASPPA PERF” and note “Ed Burrows” in the memo section, then mail your check to: ASPPA, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22203.
Contributions can be made by credit card to the General ASPPA PERF fund or the Ed Burrows Memorial Fund via this